The ozone hole is a natural phenomenon, that occurs once a year at each pole. It is in the high ozone layer which protects the earth from damaging sun rays. The southern polar hole is larger than the northern polar hole due to Earth’s current magnetic alignment. The *size* of the hole is what is of concern. Ozone in the ozone layer is made by UV-C from our Sun breaking apart oxygen molecules, some of these oxygen atoms form ozone when interacting with whole oxygen molecules. As the sunlight decreases in fall and winter and ozone is decaying faster than it is being created, the ozone hole begins to form. As the sunlight begins intensifying again in spring the hole starts “healing” and is often gone by mid summer.
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