Auroras: Paintings in the Sky

Aurora Links and sources

photo by Jan Curtis

The Aurora Page  at Michigan Technical University, features photographs by Jan Curtis. Beautiful aurora photographs.

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"Space Weather"   at Rice University

A collection of aurora photos and information.  See a QuickTime Movie illustrating the magnetosphere.

Link to Space Space Weather at NASA. Get the latest on solar events and their effects on Earth. Subscribe for email updates.

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The University of Alaska's Geophysical Institute's aurora page , including auroral forecasts.

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Ultraviolet Images of the Earth's Aurora  

A First from NASA's Polar Satellite!

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A huge gallery of great photos and a good starting point.

FAST: The Fast Auroral SnapshoT mission education and public outreach site has more lessons.

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Exploration of the Earth's Magnetosphere 

A complete primer: includes a variety of images and thorough explanations.

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Shooting the Aurora Borealis

See fantastic pictures of auroras and get expert tips on how to photograph them.

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Hubble Images of Jupiter's aurora

 See the photos, read the press release.

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"Astronomy Picture of the Day" on November 14, 1995.  

This site has an interesting variety of images with explanations by scientists.

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Yohkoh Solar X-ray Telescope

See great x-ray solar images. Also provides links to other solar sites.


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