particle acceleration processes, and their consequences for electromagnetic radiation and energy transport in highly magnetised plasmas


The Aurora

Frequently asked questions about the aurora

Some answers from the Alaska Geophysical Institite

BBC television material: movies and explanation

* The Sky at Night (movie)

* Wonders of the Solar System (movie)

Sun Earth Plan Net (UK public outreach website)

* seeing the northern lights from Britain

* human-made aurora

* aurora on other planets

Auroral photographs from members of the public...

Data-based estimation of current auroral oval locations...

...from the NOAA POES wesbite


Andrew Fazakerley and Matthieu Berthomier


Alfvén M4 - Last Updated 02 April 2015

Auroral photograph courtesy NASA.