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Animation of Mars aurora imaged by MAVEN

Animation of Mars aurora imaged by MAVEN

This animation shows the sudden appearance of a bright aurora on Mars during a solar storm. The purple-white color scheme shows the intensity of ultraviolet light over the course of the event, from observations on Sept. 12 and 13, 2017, by the Imaging Ultraviolet Spectrograph on NASA’s MAVEN orbiter. Animation & Caption Credit: NASA / GSFC / Univ. of Colorado

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