Auroral X­ray imaging - Sweden 1986

23:33 UT, 26 July 1986

This image was taken by an X­ray pinhole camera, flown on a stratospheric balloon from Kiruna, Sweden in July, 1986. The area of the sky shown is approximately 100 km across, and was taken during a period of intense visual aurora, near local midnight. The bright area in the southwest corner of the image measures ~20 km across, and moved in a matter of minutes across the field of view of the camera. A movie of this event is shown in the second abstract, below. Another movie, showing day­side auroral X­rays, is shown in the third abstract.

Abstracts from the Fall 1992 AGU meeting

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