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Boreal Dictionary Definitions

Boreal refers to everything that belongs to the north, a cardinal point that is located on the left when facing east or east, where the sun rises. In relation to the above, the northern direction is also called boreal.

The expression borealis is of Latin origin “borealis” which means “north wind”.

However, the term borealis is identified in relation to the north, by Breas (Greek mythology), since it was the winter wind that came from the north, considered the strongest wind.

Bóreas, son of Astreo and Eos, brother of three other winds (Nótos, of the south; Euros, of the east, and Zephyrus, of the west), representing with beard and white hair. He was venerated in Athens for his help in defeating the Persians, in the Battle of Artemis, managing to shoot down 400 invading ships.

Boreal synonyms are northern, Nordic, Arctic, northern.

Northern Lights

The aurora borealis is identified by a particular luminosity in the sky, during the afternoon or evening of the polar regions, and others, such as Jupiter, Saturn, and Mars.

The aurora borealis is a mixture of bright and colorful lights, where green, red, yellow, purple, blue colors, among others, can be evidenced, since it depends on the atomic or molecular species that the solar wind particles excite and the level of energy that those atoms or molecules reach.

The aurora borealis normally occurs in the months of September to October, and from March to April, times of increased sunspot activity. It is noteworthy that the aurora borealis can be artificially reproduced, for example, through nuclear explosions or in the laboratory.

The name of aurora borealis was created by the scientist Galileo Galilei, in the year 1619, because of the Roman goddess of dawn, called Aurora, and her son known as Breases.

Finally, in the southern hemisphere, the northern lights are known as the southern lights.

Boreal forest

The boreal forest is a coniferous strip that spans North America, Europe, and Asia.

The boreal forests have an average temperature of 19 ° C in summer, and -30 ° C in winter. The average annual rainfall reaches 450 mm.

The flora and fauna of the boreal forest stand out for the existence of species that can withstand low climatic conditions and abundant rainfall. In the case of vegetation, there are larches, firs, spruces, and pines. As for the animal species, there are elk, gluttons, squirrels, porcupine, moles, hare, lynx, among others since they vary according to the amount of food available for survival.

Boreal signs

Masonry temples are symbolic representation of the beliefs of the Masons of each rite.

In reference to the twelve zodiac signs, they are established in the upper part of the walls, on the columns, or around the Celestial Vault of the respective temple, according to the order that corresponds to the stations of the northern hemisphere of the earth, Representing the cold and the shadow.