northern lights


Origin:
1715–25

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northern lights
 
pl n
another name for aurora borealis

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northern lights  
See under aurora.
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northern lights definition


See aurora borealis.

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Example sentences
The producer claims that this is the first colored motion picture taken of the
  northern lights.
The northern lights could be seen flashing across the bleak horizon.
Radiation would probably cause the planets' night skies to light up with
  auroras similar to our northern lights.
During the winter months, this region is far enough north for visitors to view
  the northern lights.
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