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Even if you've been to laser light shows, probably THE most wonderful light show on Earth occurs near the polar regions. This page begins, "Far north in the night sky..." but it could just as well read, "Far south in the night sky..." When there is an aurora at the north pole, there is also a duplicate mirror image occuring at the south pole. This is called 'Auroral Conjugacy'. Auroras are typically seen in regions called the auroral ovals, an area around the geomagnetic poles. Be sure to check out the Self-Guided Tour.

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