INFOGRAPHIC: Why is green the most common color for an aurora?

By Jessica Clayton

You probably already heard that aurora were spectacular on St. Patrick’s Day, 2015. The green glow of the aurora added to the celebration, but its color was not surprising. That’s because green is the most common color for an aurora. Do you know why? Check out this infographic, fourth in a five part series about color, to learn why green dominates the aurora.

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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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