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 Aurora News & Forecasts
News

NASA: Space Science News
Aurora Australis Dazzles Astronomers (TImaru Herald)
Space Craft Films Spectacular Light Show (BBC)

Aurora Forecasts from the University of Alaska
Aurora sightings from the Auroral Activity Observation Network


 Aurora FAQ
What are auroras? (Our self-guided tour)
Aurora FAQ from Poker Flat Research Center

 Upcoming Sun-Earth Missions
The Sun-Earth Connection brings you the Transit of Venus Web site.

 Glossary of Terms
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 Current Auroral Activity
NOAA POES - North Pole NOAA POES - South Pole  
POES - North Pole POES - South Pole  
Extrapolated from NOAA POES Satellite. The image provides an estimate of location, extent, and intensity of the aurora borealis. More images available from NOAA POES Auroral Activity at NOAA SEC.
Extrapolated from NOAA POES Satellite. The image provides an estimate of location, extent, and intensity of the aurora australis. More images available from NOAA POES Auroral Activity at NOAA SEC.

 
Aurora Photography
(more photographs, movies and sounds)
Dick Hutchinson aurora photo Photograph
Photograph by Dick Hutchinson©Shot near Circle, Alaska. Forty-eight miles
South of the Artic Circle. Visit Shooting the Aurora Borealis for more photos by Dick Hutchinson.
Photograph by Jan Curtis© of a rare red aurora. Shot from Fairbanks, Alaska. Visit Home of the Northern Lights for more images by Jan Curtis.  
 

 
 NASA & NOAA Sun-Earth Missions

FAST
FAST Education And Public Outreach - Learn about the Fast Auroral Snapshot Explorer.

UCB/ FAST Home Page - Information about the instrumentation and purpose of the FAST satellite from the University of California, Berkeley.

IMAGE
Imager for Magnetopause-to-Aurora Global Exploration (IMAGE) - The IMAGE satellite studies the global response of the Earth's magnetosphere to changes in the solar wind.

POLAR
Polar- Information about the Polar spacecraft and instruments. The site includes links to real time data.

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 Aurora Movies & Sounds
Aurora Movie 1 - ©Dick Hutchinson, movie by D.C. Spensley (748k, QuickTime).

"Listening to the Northern Lights" - From National Public Radio. (RealAudio)

(more photographs, movies and sounds)

 Aurora on Other Planets
Hubble Follows Rapid Changes in Jupiter's Aurora - Photos and other information from the Hubble Space Telescope.

Jupiter's Aurora
, Connection Between Jupiter's and Earth's Aurora - Dr. John Clarke from University of Michigan. (RealVideo)
 
 Other Aurora sites

The Aurora Page - Links, photos, and other useful information.

The Aurora: Information and Images - Forecasts, photos, links and information from the Poker Flat Research Range.


 Classroom Activities
Thursday's Classroom from Science@NASA. Space weather activities.

MagNet the NASA IMAGE magnetometer network. Build a soda bottle magnetometer and more.

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