A timelapse of the Aurora Borealis, Northern Lights, over Eureka, Alaska on March 16, 2013. Taken with a Canon 5D Mark III and 24mm f/1.4 and 70-200 f/2.8 lenses. Compiled from 3800 images, with exposures between 2 seconds and 30 seconds.
LPAP owns a planeterrella, or "polar aurora simulator", regularly presented to the general public.
A basic presentation on Earth's aurora (french) may be downloaded below:
Link to auroral forecast sites:
Our Planeterrella was presented at several exhibitions:
- The "Printemps des sciences 2015" (900 visitors)
- The "Science et Culture" exhibition 2015 (4000 students)
- The "Nationale wetenschapsquiz 2015" of the Dutch VPRO TV channel (almost 1 million viewers)
- The "Nacht des Wissens" 2017 at the Max Planck Institute in Göttingen, Germany (9000 visitors)
Three additional movies may be downloaded on the following websites:
This video explains how particles originating from deep inside the core of the sun creates northern lights, also called aurora borealis, on our planet.