Kōrero: Atmosphere

Aurora australis, Kingston

Aurora australis, Kingston

This view of an aurora seen at Kingston in Otago illustrates a phenomenon known as a corona, meaning crown. This occurs when energetic electrons make atoms glow along the earth’s magnetic field lines that are almost directly overhead – so the viewer is looking up along the field lines.

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Photograph by Stephen Voss

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Bill Allan, Katja Riedel, Richard McKenzie, Sylvia Nichol and Tom Clarkson, 'Atmosphere - Auroras', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/6134/aurora-australis-kingston (accessed 11 December 2019)

He kōrero nā Bill Allan, Katja Riedel, Richard McKenzie, Sylvia Nichol and Tom Clarkson, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006