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Aurora Images Seen by POLAR and Image
View of the aurora australis from the Polar spacecraft Aurora australis seen by IMAGE spacecraft Aurora photo by Terry Lutz in Plymouth, OH


Space weather has important implications for our space systems like satellites, but it also means some beautiful light shows on Earth. Click on images to expand.

Above left: The Polar spacecraft saw the aurora australis (southern lights) expanding and brightening on Nov. 8. Credit: NASA/University of Iowa.
Above middle: A view of the aurora australis as taken by the Imager for Magnetopause-to-Aurora Global Exploration (IMAGE) spacecraft on Jan. 7. Credit: NASA.
Above right: An aurora spotted in Plymouth, OH. Credit: Terry Lutz.