Hubble Views Saturn’s Stunning Aurorae

Cassini may have captured Saturn’s Northern Lights but the Hubble Space Telescope has gone one better – observing both northern and southern aurora together. And those observations form the basis of this informative Hubble videocast.
Here’s a video clip of the observed aurorae in isolation. Video Credit: NASA, ESA and Jonathan Nichols (University of Leicester)

, , , ,

  • joeCanuck

    I live close enough to magnetic north that we see the Northern Lights a few times a year (you have to be lucky to be outside). Truly wonderful to see. I also remember my Ma waking me in Strabane in the middle of the night when I was about 8 to see them; a rare event I imagine.

  • David Crookes

    Well, Robert Service has been surpassed at last, joeCanuck.

    There are strange things done in the midnight sun
    By the men who moil for gold;
    The Arctic trails have their secret tales
    That would make your blood run cold;
    The Northern Lights have seen queer sights,
    But the queerest they ever did see
    Was that night on the marge of Lake Lebarge
    I cremated Sam McGee.

    Thanks for a most exciting post, Pete.