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Auroral Substorm from Polar

This movie is an auroral substorm event observed by the visible light camera aboard the Polar spacecraft.

Because the visible light camera records in a single broad range of wavelengths, we do not have color imagery of the event. For this movie we will color the aurora green since that is the dominant color in most cases. The VIS camera is also low resolution so the fine aurora details visible from the ground are not apparent in this movie.


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This movie is an aurora with a substorm event observed by Polar.    This movie is an aurora with a substorm event observed by Polar.
Duration: 10.0 seconds
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Opening view of the Earth.    Opening view of the Earth.

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We move in close to the polar regions and see the faint glow of the aurora in green.    We move in close to the polar regions and see the faint glow of the aurora in green.

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We see changes in the aurora pattern as the night progresses.    We see changes in the aurora pattern as the night progresses.

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A slight brightening in northwestern Canada signals the start of the substorm.    A slight brightening in northwestern Canada signals the start of the substorm.

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The event continues to intensify.    The event continues to intensify.

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Near the peak of the event, it has moved over Alaska.    Near the peak of the event, it has moved over Alaska.

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The storm continues to fade and appears to move westward relative to the ground.    The storm continues to fade and appears to move westward relative to the ground.

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The event fades to invisibility.    The event fades to invisibility.

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Short URL to This Page:http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?3513
Animation Number:3513
Completed:2008-04-30
Animators:Tom Bridgman (GST) (Lead)
 Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC)
Producer:Rani Gran (NASA/GSFC)
Scientists:Vassilis Angelopoulos (University of California, Berkeley)
 David G. Sibeck (NASA/GSFC)
 Harald Frey (University of California, Berkeley)
 Nicola Fox (Johns Hopkins University/APL)
Platform/Sensor/Data Set:Polar/VIS (1997-01-12T05:32:00UT - 1997-01-12T09:08:54UT)
Series:Auroral Substorms - the View from Space
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
 
Keywords:
SVS >> Aurora
SVS >> HDTV
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Sun-earth Interactions >> Ionosphere/Magnetosphere Particles >> Aurorae
SVS >> Auroral Substorm
SVS >> For Educators
SVS >> Atmospheric Phenomenon
 
 


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Many of our multimedia items use the GCMD keywords. These keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation:
Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 8.0.0.0.0

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