Solar Flares the Ultimate light show!

NOW Showing a Solar Flares cause Light show.

  In general, you are more likely to see an aurora if you are at a high latitude, i.e. closer to the north (or south) pole. However, there is a catch to this. The earth’s magnetic poles are not exactly in line with the geographic poles, so the latitude of interest would really be the magnetic latitude. Note that it is not necessary for the equatorward boundary of the aurora to reach all the way down to your magnetic latitude for you to see it.  The aurora is easily visible even when its boundary is 4 or 5 degrees poleward of your location.  So, how do you know what your magnetic latitude is? click here to learn more. Realtime Image Gallery.

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