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Is there an Aurora Today?

Aurora

Image courtesy of S Akasofu, University of Alaska.

The links below show various views of Earth's aurora (the Northern and Southern Lights). The aurora are the imprint of space weather storms on Earth's atmosphere.

Before visiting the real-time aurora sites in Sweden and Alaska, take a look at a map of current day/night regions on the Earth to see if they have dark sky conditions. Movie clips from past nights and image galleries are available should the auroral cameras be in daylight at the present time.



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Last modified September 18, 2007 by Randy Russell.

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