Animation of Saturn’s northern auroras

This video uses different observations of Saturn: While the observations in the optical, showing the planet itself, were made in 2018, the observations of the auroras were collected in 2017.

The video shows how the auroras in Saturn’s northern regions vary over time. The variability of the auroras is influenced by both the solar wind and the rapid rotation of Saturn.


ESA/Hubble, NASA & L. Lamy (Observatoire de Paris)

About the Video

Release date:30 August 2018, 16:00
Related releases:heic1815
Duration:19 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Type:Solar System : Planet : Feature : Atmosphere : Aurora
Category:Solar System



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