Aurora Page at Michigan Tech
College of Engineering

Welcome to
The Aurora Page

1993-2013: 21st year on the Web | Originally created by Michael Dolan

A source for Information, links and images about the "Northern Lights"
on-line since the Web began


The MOST COMMON Aurora E-mail Questions we get everyday: "Where and/or when can I see the aurora?" The Aurora is like the weather, the Aurora is a result of space weather.

Our favorite site to see when and where the Aurora may best be seen and the predicted intensity are two links:
1.NOAA POES north polar map. 2. NOAA Space Weather Alerts

Videos from Other Channels:

Aurora Borealis: Houghton, Michigan
by 1Walleye90


October 8, 2013 Aurora By Colonel Fist


February 19, 2014 near Houghton Michigan

From the Archives:
Another Awesome Aurora Pic
Photos in this column
by Jan Curtis

Awesome Aurora Pic

Yet Another Awesome Aurora Pic

From the Archives:
Aurora 10/02/13 2 EDT 47.068668,-88.516502 Aurora 10/02/13 2 EDT 47.068668,-88.516502
See Video and more photos 2013 October 2nd Aurora

Aurora  October 1, 2012  Houghton, Michigan  Aurora  October 1, 2012  Houghton, Michigan
Aurora October 1, 2012
Click to see more photos

Michigan Tech news article on Aurora

July aurora  July aurora
Aurora over Hancock, MI looking north, July 25, 2004, 2:18am
Photos by Claudia Perko

Aurora Links!

The Aurora Page Special Links:

Images... Images... Original Gallery of Images!

Aurora Detectors, building your own...

Enlightening links to follow...

Aurora sites

  • The University of Calgary Department of Physics & Astronomy Institute for Space Research (ISR) has been doing ground-based and space-born measurements of the aurora and upper atmosphere for over 25 years. Links to space and ground based research equipment, techniques, and images.

Space and Sun sites


Other Sites

Informative reading on the aurora.
From the Exploratorium comes The Aurora Tutorial
Be sure to pick up a copy of The Aurora Watcher's Handbook by T. Neil Davis (University of Alaska Press, 1992; ISBN 0-912006-60-9).

Welcome comments, inquiries or questions... direct them to We try to keep all links alive; Links last checked on October 26, 2013

Please note: We cannot answer e-mail questions about Aurora forecasts for auroral intensity or time in your area. The intensity of the Aurora is unpredictable like the weather, but the links on this page will help you to calculate the extent and intensity and times. This web site is presented as a collection of links and images. See the Aurora Wiki


From the Geological & Mining Engineering & Sciences Department----
Visit these educational web sites:

You are invited to visit the A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum web site to see some "down to earth" gems, crystals and minerals at Seaman Mineral Museum, The Official Mineralogical Museum of Michigan

Mining Engineering --- Mining History ---Mine Shafts of Michigan

Great Lakes Research Center

View Seminars about Geology and the Great Lakes: Geology Videos

Volcanoes Page: One of the top sites for volcano information.

WUP Center for Science, Mathematics and Environmental Education

View photos of
Michigan Tech campus
and Houghton, Michigan



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