Aurora: Observing and Recording Nature's Spectacular Light Show (Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy) (Paperback)
When auroral storms occur they are a source of great interest and excitement. A number of books highlighting the impact of auroral-geomagnetic storms on communications and satellite technology have appeared in recent years. None, however, has addressed the observational aspect of aurora. This new book fills a gap in the literature, offering an explanation of the aurora's causes, how the occurrence of major events may now be predicted, and how amateur observers can go about recording displays. It is the first serious book about aurora written for practical but non-professional observers. The book provides a concise accessible description of the various auroral forms and how to record them, illustrated with color images of recent displays. It contains details of 'Space Weather' forecasting websites, how to interpret and use the information they offer, and how to anticipate auroral activity.
About the Author
Neil Bone is the author of Deep Sky Observer's Guide, Philip's/Firefly (2004); Mars Observer's Guide, Philip's/Firefly (2003); Guide to the Constellations, Astronomy Now/Polestar (2002); Observing Meteors, Comets, Supernovae and other Transient Phenomena, Springer (1998); Observer's Handbook: Meteors Philip's/Sky (1993); The Aurora: Sun-Earth Interactions, Ellis Horwood (1991), Second Edition Wiley/Praxis (1996), as well as numerous articles and papers.