Green is the most common color for an aurora. Do you know why? Check out this infographic to learn why green dominates the aurora.
Ever wonder how high an aurora occurs? Yeah, it is up there… like the clouds… or airplanes. But do you have any idea how high? Take a look at this infographic, third in a five part series, and find out what determines the altitude of an aurora. (Hint: It is surprisingly high!)
This infographic addresses how atoms and molecules in the atmosphere get excited and what that means.
The infographic discusses what colors you might see in an aurora, why this is the case and shows off some beautiful photos of the aurora taken by aurora-hunters such as yourself!
By Gareth Dorrian Astronaut Alexander Gerst takes this image as the ISS flies through an aurora. Credit: ESA/NASA Auroras paint Earth’s sky with streaks of greens, reds, and blues— but Earth isn’t the only planet to experience this surreal luminous spectacle. Scientists have observed auroras around other planets in our solar system. Although we do not[…]