Science Documentary hosted by Sir Patrick Moore and published by BBC broadcasted as part of BBC The Sky at Night series in 2009 - English narration
Referred to by the Scots as the Merry Dancers, the Aurora Borealis have caught the imagination of people across the globe.
Dr Chris Lintott travels to a radar facility in northern Norway to discover how these magical lights are created, while Sir Patrick Moore discusses how our sun calls the tune for the Merry Dancers.
Also, the latest news from Mars, where methane has been shown to be localized, meaning there must be a source for it. One possible source of methane are bacteria...
And the Milky Way is shown to be bigger than previously thought, which will make the collission with the Andromeda Galaxy all the more likely.
1) Further Information
* BBC Programs
* Chris Lintott's blog on filming this episode
* Aurora Borealis picturse via google
* Michigan Tech site on the Aurora
* EISCAT station in Norway
2) Related Documentaries
* In the Land of the Northern Lights
* Great Natural Wonders of the World
* Arctic Exposure
* Magnetic Storm
* The Sunspot Mystery