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Auroras

  • Benjamin Bahr
  • Boris LemmerEmail author
  • Rina Piccolo
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Abstract

Video games and movies have developed rapidly and are able to impress us with their visual effects. But fortunately, nature is still the undisputed number one. To see that, just travel to one of the very northern or southern parts of Earth, wait for a dark night and look up in the sky. If you are lucky, you can see one of nature’s most impressive phenomena: an aurora. They have different appearances, but look all more or less as if the dark sky turned into a giant green glowing soup that somebody is stirring with a giant, invisible spoon.

Keywords

Solar Wind Space Weather Magnetic Field Line Open Field Line Dark Night 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Universität HamburgHamburgGermany
  2. 2.II. Physikalisches InstitutUniversität GöttingenGöttingenGermany
  3. 3.TorontoCanada

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