Aurora Australis, In Living Color

January 27th, 2006

On September 11 of last year, a massive solar flare ejected a stream of charged particles towards the Earth. NASA’s IMAGE satellite captured some amazing video of the Aurora Australis – the Southern Lights – when the stream of ions reached our upper atmosphere. This must have been awesome to witness from below.


Visit NASA’s Earth Observatory Newsroom to see the videos and read the full story of the solar flare and resulting aurora.

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