INFOGRAPHIC: What determines the altitude of an aurora?

By Jessica Clayton

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!)

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Downloadable at Piktochart

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Jessica contributed to the Aurorasaurus education team and has a Ph.D. in physics. She lives in Los Alamos, New Mexico, where she attempts to balance life as a mom and physicist.

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