HK museum to offer mysterious, colorful aurora shows

A museum in China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region is set to launch on Monday a new sky show about auroras, offering audiences an opportunity to "experience" the mysterious and colorful light display that only exists in bitterly cold places in high latitude regions.

The "Kagaya's Aurora" show will be screened twice a day from Monday to Oct. 30 at the Hong Kong Space Museum's Stanley Ho Space Theater.

With the help of advanced filming techniques, the 27-minute show will reveal the amazing display of color and light of auroras, natural light in the sky of high latitude regions such as Alaska and Iceland, the museum said Sunday.

Besides using computer graphics to illustrate the natural mechanism behind the formation of auroras and displaying different forms of aurora through time-lapse photography, the show will also provide aerial shots of glaciers, grand images of the Arctic and melodious New Age music, offering audiences a unique experience in the museum's dome.

"Auroras are caused by the interaction of the solar wind with the Earth's atmosphere, while their rich colors are caused by a variety of airborne constituents," said a trailer published on the museum's website, inviting audiences to "experience how the Sun's breath and Earth's atmosphere light up the sky."

(Xinhua) 

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