Weather Lab: Pioneer Peak Elementary students learn why the northern lights have different colors

From strong winds in the Mat-Su to the solar winds above, these Palmer students are experiencing atmospheric science in their own backyard
Weather Lab: Pioneer Peak Elementary Students learn why the Northern Lights have different colors
Published: May. 9, 2022 at 9:06 PM AKDT
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PALMER, Alaska (KTUU) - The dancing lights floating in the Earth’s polar atmosphere have been captivating skywatchers for centuries, including elementary students in Palmer.

In this week’s Weather Lab, the students at Pioneer Peak Elementary School want to know: Why do the northern lights change colors?

Check out the video above for the answer.

Check out the full weather lab series here, where you can also request a visit from one of Alaska’s Weather Source meteorologists for your school or community group.

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