Exercises on observation of northern lights

 

Nordlys

 

Exercise 8

At what time of day does the auroral oval lie along the coast of Northern Norway?

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Exercise 9

When do the northern lights occur over Svalbard?

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Exercise 10

In the daylight it is not possible to see the northern lights. How then is it possible to conduct research on the northern lights on Svalbard when Svalbard is in the region of the daytime northern lights?

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Exercise 11

In theory, it is possible to see the northern lights a few times a month in Oslo.  Imagine that you are outside each and every night for a whole month but, nevertheless, you do not see the northern lights.  How would you explain this?

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Exercise 12

What is the relationship between solar activity and the rate of occurrence of the northern lights?

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Exercise 13

 

The variation in the number of sunspots per month

The graph shows the variation in the number of sunspots per month.  Use the graph to find out whether, in the current year, we are in a period of  intense or of sparse northern lights activity.  When will we experience the next period of intense activity?

 

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