Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Aurora in North pole

  1. Nov 11, 2007 #1
    why the aurora happens only in northern pole,why not in south pole...if it is because of the electrons of solar wind and earth's magnetosphere then the same solar wind also got protons then why no aurora in south pole?
  2. jcsd
  3. Nov 11, 2007 #2


    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Gold Member

    It does, the aurora australis, is similar to the aurora borealis.

    The aurora borealis was named after the Roman goddess of the dawn, Aurora, and the Greek name for north wind, Boreas.

    Australis is the Latin word for "of the South".

  4. Nov 11, 2007 #3
    is the same mechanism responsible for aurora australis...i.e..electrons ...so what happen to the protons......do they take part in this...
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Have something to add?