Aurora – Fire in the Sky

Aurora – Fire in the Sky

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 10:00pm

Credit: Courtesy of Stephen Voss; ©Terra Mater

Examine legends about the origins and meaning of the aurora, the colorful glow in the night sky.

In Earth’s polar regions, the aurora—a ghostly flicker and colorful glow— mysteriously brightens the night sky. One of the most incredible natural phenomena in the world, the array of colors of the aurora is a source of endless theory and wonder. What creates such beauty and spectacle? Find out Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 10 p.m. on WXXI-TV, when PBS premieres AURORA: FIRE IN THE SKY, a one-hour documentary that links popular myths to the aurora’s physical effects on the natural world.