Auroral Ovals

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Auroral Ovals of Jupiter. Combined ultraviolet- and visible-light images of Jupiter from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope were taken from February 17-21 in support of the New Horizons flyby of Jupiter on February 28. Credit NASA, STScI. (Public domain image.[1])
Polar Auroral Ovals of Jupiter in ultraviolet light. Credit NASA, STScI

Youtube video illustrating planet magnetics and solar wind

See also

Why are auroras colored? (gas excitations)
http://www.webexhibits.org/causesofcolor/4B.html

Notes

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References

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