Animation of Saturn's northern aurora

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This animation shows the fluttering aurora that lights up Saturn's northern pole. Created by the interaction of the solar wind with the planet's magnetic field, Saturn's aurorae are analogous to the more familiar northern and southern light on Earth.

Credit:

ESA/Hubble (M. Kornmesser & L. Calçada)

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Release date:11 February 2010, 16:00
Related releases:heic1003
Duration:20s

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