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The Auroras, Explained: VIDEO


Joe Hanson of the new web show 'It's Okay to Be Smart' offers an awesome explanation of the Northern and Southern Lights, also known as the auroras, and lets you know how you might detect the sun's magnetic waves just by closing your eyes.


If you missed his first episode called Life by the Numbers, catch it HERE.

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  1. I love The Auroras!

    Posted by: DAVID HEARNE | Feb 25, 2013 1:13:32 PM

  2. Cool!

    Posted by: Michael W. | Feb 25, 2013 1:47:38 PM

  3. Smart men are so freakin' sexy. To wit...

    Posted by: SoSeriouslyY | Feb 25, 2013 4:07:46 PM

  4. This is the type of post that makes Towleroad worth visiting- (well if the science dude had been shirtless it would have made it gayer...)

    Posted by: jaragon | Feb 25, 2013 5:44:00 PM

  5. I'm too far south in a city swamped in light pollution, I'd love to travel north some day to see aurora activity.

    Posted by: Henry Holland | Feb 25, 2013 11:19:47 PM

  6. @JARGON A shirtless male scientist = gay? Huh? Why are people so confusing?

    Posted by: JAMES | Feb 26, 2013 6:51:05 PM

  7. Did no one pay any attention in high school?

    Posted by: Buster | Feb 26, 2013 10:09:03 PM

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