Glowing aurora flickering in the sky


You may already be familiar with what a glowing aurora looks like in the night sky. But a flickering aurora occurs during an explosive aurora, also known as a breakup. When an aurora flickers, its brightness and motion quickly shift. Today’s Video of the Day features a look at the fastest recorded aurora flickering, captured by a collaborative team of researchers in Fairbanks, Alaska.

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By Rory Arnold, Earth.com

Video Credit: Ayumi Y. Bakken