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published by the NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
This site hosts a composite NASA image of the southern lights Aurora over the South Pole. A link enables visitors to view a video of this aurora.

The image of the Aurora is overlaid on a NASA "Blue Marble" image also captured by satellite. Text describes the distortion of Earth's magnetic field by the stream of protons and electrons from the sun.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Astronomy
- Solar System
= Earth
Electricity & Magnetism
- Magnetic Fields and Forces
Other Sciences
- Geoscience
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Informal Education
- Reference Material
= Article
- Audio/Visual
= Image/Image Set
= Movie/Animation
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- Learners
- Educators
- image/jpeg
- video/shockwave
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Access Rights: Free access
Restriction: Does not have a copyright, license, or other use restriction.
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Keywords: Southern lights, solar wind
Record Creator: Metadata instance created December 24, 2012 by Ed Lee
Record Updated: Dec 25, 2012 by Ed Lee
Last Update
when Cataloged:
March 16, 2011
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Record Link
AIP Format
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, 2005), WWW Document, (http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=6226).
AJP/PRST-PER
IMAGE Spacecraft Pictures Aurora (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, 2005), <http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=6226>.
APA Format
IMAGE Spacecraft Pictures Aurora. (2011, March 16). Retrieved July 31, 2014, from NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=6226
Chicago Format
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center. IMAGE Spacecraft Pictures Aurora. Greenbelt: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, March 16, 2011. http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=6226 (accessed 31 July 2014).
MLA Format
IMAGE Spacecraft Pictures Aurora. Greenbelt: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, 2005. 16 Mar. 2011. 31 July 2014 <http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=6226>.
BibTeX Export Format
@misc{ Title = {IMAGE Spacecraft Pictures Aurora}, Publisher = {NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {31 July 2014}, Month = {March 16, 2011}, Year = {2005} }
Refer Export Format

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EndNote Export Format

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