Auroras—Light Shows on the Edge of Space
Lecture no. 33 from the course: The World's Greatest Geological Wonders
Taught by Professor Michael E. Wysession | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course
Investigate a stunning atmospheric phenomenon caused by events both inside Earth and in outer space. The shimmering colors of auroras result when particles from the solar wind are accelerated in Earth’s magnetic field, which is generated by Earth’s churning iron core.