The Aurora Page

Department of Geological Engineering and Sciences, Michigan Technological University

This site offers information, links and images about the Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis. The links include: an aurora tutorial with a teacher suggestion page, current geomagnetic conditions from the Australian Space Forecast Centre and the IPS Solar and Geophysical Summary, aurora forecast maps, and how to build an automated aurora detection system. There are photographs of solar flaring and other sun activity, space shuttle photographs of aurora, and aurora photographs from Upper Peninsula Michigan and Alaska.

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Subject: Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science, Atmospheric Science, Geology:Geophysics:Magnetism/Paleomag
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Collection
Grade Level: High School (9-12), Middle (6-8), Intermediate (3-5), General Public, College Lower (13-14)
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Atmospheric Science, Planetary Science, Geophysics