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Earth's Aurora


This is an example of the auroral lights when seen as arcs. (Courtesy of Jan Curtis)
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This is an example of the auroral lights when seen as patches. (Courtesy of Jan Curtis)
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This is an example of the auroral lights when seen as bands. (Courtesy of Jan Curtis)
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This is an example of the auroral lights when seen as rays. (Courtesy of Jan Curtis)
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This is an example of the auroral lights when seen as veils. (Courtesy of Madai A. Frey)
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This is a type-A Great Red Aurora. This aurora was caused by a solar magnetic storm of exceptional intensity (during the days of February 10-11, 1958). This was about the 13th largest magnetic storm in recorded history. This photo was taken by Bert Vorchheimer on February 10, 1958, the day before his daughter's birth. A very special day all around!
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This is a composite image taken from DMSP showing the southern lights. July 21, 1992 (Courtesy of DMSP, NGDC and NOAA/DOC)
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This is an auroral image captured by DMSP on August 21, 1993. (Courtesy of DMSP, NGDC and NOAA/DOC)
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A view of the southern lights as captured by astronauts on the Shuttle Discovery. (Courtesy of NASA, Astronaut Overmeyer and Dr. Halliman)
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A view of the southern auroral oval as captured by astronauts on the Shuttle Discovery. (Courtesy of NASA, Astronaut Overmeyer and Dr. Halliman)
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A global view of the northern auroral oval superimposed on an image of the Earth's surface. (Courtesy of Dr. L. A. Frank with the VIS instrument team of the Polar spacecraft and NASA Goddard)
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Jupiter's Aurora

Jupiter's auroral oval

Earth isn't the only planet with aurora. This image shows Jupiter's auroral oval around its magnetic north pole. This ultraviolet image was captured by the Hubble Space Telescope in November 1998. Image courtesy NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA), and John Clarke (University of Michigan). (45K JPEG)

Jupiter's aurora
An image of Jupiter's aurora taken by the Galileo spacecraft. Image courtesy NASA. (45K JPG)
Jupiter's aurora
An image of Jupiter's aurora taken by the Galileo spacecraft. Image courtesy NASA. (45K JPG)

Saturn's Aurora

An image taken by the Hubble Telescope in October, 1995. (Courtesy of NASA)
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