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Caption: First place in the 2021 IAU OAE Astrophotography Contest, category Aurorae (time-lapses).

Aurorae are often called "Northern Lights" in Europe or North America but here we see that they also exist at the extreme south of our planet. Taken at Zhongshan Station, Antarctica, this time-lapse (speeded up) video shows how some bands of Aurora can remain stable over longer times while other features appear to "dance". See how many different patterns of swirls and waves you can spot in the video.

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Credit: Hang Li/IAU OAE
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.5279614
Related glossary terms: Aurora , Aurora Australis
Categories: Naked Eye Astronomy

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Caption: Primo posto al concorso di astrofotografia IAU OAE 2021, categoria Aurore (time-lapse).

Le aurore sono spesso chiamate "Luci del Nord" in Europa o in Nord America, ma qui vediamo che esistono anche all'estremo sud del nostro pianeta. Ripreso presso la stazione di Zhongshan, in Antartide, questo video time-lapse (accelerato) mostra come alcune bande di aurora possano rimanere stabili per lunghi periodi, mentre altre sembrano "danzare". Scoprite quanti schemi diversi di vortici e onde riuscite a individuare nel video.
Credit: Hang Li/IAU OAE
Related glossary terms: Aurora , Aurora Australe
Caption translation status: Approved by a reviewer
Caption translators: Valentina La Parola
Caption reviewers: Rosa Valiante, Rodolfo Canestrari