Aurora pp 81-103 | Cite as

Observing the Aurora

  • Neil Bone
Part of the PatrickMoore’s Practical Astronomy Series book series (PATRICKMOORE)


Aurorae are, in the popular imagination, almost synonymous with the polar regions. Countless books have appeared over the years covering the exploration of the Arctic and Antarctic and, subsequently, on their wildlife. The aurora receives frequentmention and illustration in such texts. Clear descriptions of auroral substorm activity can be found, for example, in the writings of the late-nineteenth century Norwegian explorer Fridtjof Nansen:


Solar Wind Coronal Hole Geomagnetic Latitude Auroral Zone Auroral Oval 
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© Springer 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Neil Bone
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  1. 1.‘The Harepath’ Mile End Lane Apulduram ChichesterWest SussexUK

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