Discussion Questions: Gallery of Auroras
- Discuss what factors influence the color of an aurora.
- Why are both an atmosphere and a magnetosphere necessary for auroras to occur on a planet? On which planets in our solar system have auroras been observed?
- What is space weather? How does it contribute to auroras?
- Why do auroras occur only near the North and South Poles?
- (For younger grades) If you wanted to see an aurora on a camping trip, where and when should you go?