Is there an aurora borealis at the South Pole?

Is there an aurora borealis at the South Pole?

This results in an oval ring around each magnetic pole where auroras occur. The north pole aurora is called the aurora borealis and the aurora at the south pole is called the aurora australis. Depending on the level of recent solar activity, there may or may not be visible auroral activity all the way around the ring.

Who is the Aegean Sea named after?

According to the tale of King Minos and the Minotaur, the Aegean sea was named after the Mycenaean King Aegeas. Before his son, Theseus, would embark on his journey to Knossos to slay the Minotaur, he gave him a white sail for the ship he would use to travel from Athens to Crete and back.

Who are Bert and Ernie from Sesame Street named after?

The characters Bert and Ernie on Sesame Street were named after Bert the cop and Ernie the taxi driver in Frank Capra’s “Its A Wonderful Life.”

Which canal links the Atlantic and Pacific oceans?

The Panama Canal (Spanish: Canal de Panamá) is a 77.1-kilometre (48 mi) ship canal in Panama that connects the Atlantic Ocean (via the Caribbean Sea) to the Pacific Ocean. The canal cuts across the Isthmus of Panama and is a key conduit for international maritime trade.

Who invented miniature golf?

John Garnet Carter (Feb. 9, 1883, in Sweetwater, Tennessee – July 21, 1954) was an American inventor and entrepreneur who is considered as one of the fathers of miniature golf. In 1927, Carter was the first to patent a version of the game which he called “Tom Thumb Golf”.

What makes the sky blue?

A clear cloudless day-time sky is blue because molecules in the air scatter blue light from the sun more than they scatter red light. When we look towards the sun at sunset, we see red and orange colours because the blue light has been scattered out and away from the line of sight.

Which US president had 15 children?

John Tyler was the most prolific of all American President: he had 15 children and two wives.

How many hairs are on the human head?

The human head has an estimated 100,000 hairs, though the number varies from individual to individual.