Asked by: Piadosa Zarroukscience space and astronomy
Does the moon have an aurora?
Last Updated: 28th April, 2020
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Considering this, why don't we see auroras on the moon?
The charged solar particles excite those earthly atoms,causing them to light up, creating the aurora. This sort ofactivity in Earth's atmosphere happens during geomagnetic storms,and a full moon has absolutely no effect on either solarstorms or geomagnetic storms. The answer depends on the strength ofthe aurora.
Furthermore, do other planets have aurora borealis? They can be seen on other planets in our solarsystem too. Space scientists at NASA have been able toconfirm that some of our closest neighbouring planets suchas Jupiter and Saturn have their own auroras. Theseauroras are slightly different from Earth's, becausetheir atmospheres and poles are different.
People also ask, can you see the northern lights if the moon is out?
Even if the Northern Lights areout, but it is overcast, you are unlikely tosee them so cloud cover is indeed the deciding factor, muchmore so than the full moon.
What causes the northern lights to occur?
Bottom line: When charged particles from the sun strikeatoms in Earth's atmosphere, they cause electrons in theatoms to move to a higher-energy state. When the electrons dropback to a lower energy state, they release a photon: light.This process creates the beautiful aurora, or northernlights.