auroral auroral  /ə ˈrɔ rəl/


  1. (adj) of or relating to the atmospheric phenomenon auroras
  2. (adj) characteristic of the dawn

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  1. If any radio system can pierce the auroral absorption zone, SSB can.
  2. The cameras, known as the auroral large imaging system, are coated in a special powderized paint to deter tampering.
  3. Solar buffs are speculating it might approach the violence reached by the 1957-58 maximum, which touched off five disruptive geomagnetic superstorms and vivid auroral displays.


  • Strong Geomagnetic Storm in Progress reports a strong geomagnetic storm is in progress as Earth passes through a region of south-pointing magnetism in the solar wind. The storm has generated auroral displays as far south as Kansas in the US. The NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center indicates the storm is a G3 level event. WWV announced at 0900 UTC, “Geomagnetic storms reaching the G3 level are likely” over the nex...
    on June 29, 2013     Source: ARRL Amateur Radio News


  1. "Every identifiable feature resolves into a cloud bank, a cyclone, a jet stream, a thunderbolt, or a curtain of auroral lights," Sobel writes. "On Jupiter, a storm may continue for centuries, innocent of landfall."
    on Oct 21, 2005 By: Dava Sobel Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. Storr mentions the quest of the famous Admiral Byrd, who manned a weather base in the Antarctic in the winter of 1934 and later wrote: "Aside from the meteorological and auroral work, I had no important purpose. There was nothing of that sort....
    on Jun 20, 2006 By: Storr Source:

  3. "We hope to learn more about the auroral variations, and make comparisons with the auroras on Earth," says Esposito.
    on Aug 5, 2005 By: Larry Esposito Source: New Scientist (subscription)

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