Auroral Zone

Some articles on auroral zone:

Magnetosphere Chronology
... to him that localized "polar magnetic storms" exist in the auroral zone ... Gottlieb and Van Allen use a rocket in the auroral zone to detect radiation from the aurora 1957 - Sputnik 1 launched by the Soviet Union, the first artificial satellite ... - A large-scale pattern of "Birkeland currents" between space and the auroral zone traced by Alfred Zmuda and Jim Armstrong, using the Navy's "Triad" satellite ...
Aurora (astronomy)
... Most aurorae occur in a band known as the auroral zone, which is typically 3° to 6° in latitudinal extent and at all local times or longitudes ... The auroral zone is typically 10° to 20° from the magnetic pole defined by the axis of the Earth's magnetic dipole ... During a geomagnetic storm, the auroral zone will expand to lower latitudes ...

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    There was a continuous movement now, from Zone Five to Zone Four. And from Zone Four to Zone Three, and from us, up the pass. There was a lightness, a freshness, and an enquiry and a remaking and an inspiration where there had been only stagnation. And closed frontiers. For this is how we all see it now.
    Doris Lessing (b. 1919)