Five-minute video filmed from the International Space Station of Earth's Aurora Borealis - the Northern Lights - above North America and the Aurora Australis, the Southern Lights - above Australia. Also includes views of humanity's artificial night lights mostly along highly populated coast lines. The video sequence was produced by Michael König of Germany from photographs taken by Ron Garan, Satoshi Furukawa, and the crew of expeditions 28 and 29 onboard the International Space Station during Aug. - Oct. 2011.
+ Opening Eyes to Sun-Earth Connections (premiered at Barrow by Andy Quinn)
American researchers hold a workshop for Ethiopian science teachers in Addis Ababa,
providing hands-on supplies... and inspiration.
+ Science in Barrow - From IPY1 to the first IHY. During the January 2008 IHY "Polar Gateways" conference, an exploration of how collaboration between visiting researchers and the local community date back to the first IPY, 1882-1883.
+ Heliophysics Below Zero. Researchers hunt the aurora, describe why space weather affects life on Earth, and explore how our planet's polar regions provide analogs for extreme conditions across the solar system.
+ Earth's Poles as Analogs to Other Icy Worlds. How the Poles help NASA researchers appreciate Pluto, the ice dwarf planet, and think about the possibilities for life in - and under - the frozen surfaces of Mars and Jupiter's moon, Europa. Scenes of testing martian robots and outreach to the local Barrow community.
These documentaries may also be viewed as Video Podcasts in iTunes by visiting the Vodcast page of Sun-Earth day at http://sunearthday.nasa.gov/2009/multimedia/vodcasts.php or by subscribing to the Sun Earth Day podcast by typing the URL http://sunearthday.nasa.gov/podcasts/vodrss.xml into podcast software, e.g. iTunes.