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Citizen Scientists Discover New Feature of the Aurora Borealis Citizen Scientists Discover New Feature of the Aurora Borealis

It wasn’t scientists who discovered the thin, purple, east-to-west traveling glow in the northern night sky. It was people with cameras and a nerdy passion for auroras.

Seeing the Aurora Borealis' Reflection on Water Is So Cool

I was going to say my New Year’s resolution (and everyone who’s able) should be to see the Northern Lights in person but I’m not sure seeing them with my own eyes can actually top the electric timelapses and stunning low light photography of them. This one by AD Photography shows the Aurora Borealis from Denmark and…

The Northern Lights Look Absolutely Breathtaking in This Timelapse Video

If you’ve never had the opportunity to venture far enough north to take in the northern lights, the filmmakers at More Than Just Parks captured a stunning example of the Aurora Borealis’ majesty over Minnesota’s Voyageurs National Park. These timelapse videos might even be better than the real thing since you don’t…

Incredible Views of the Aurora Borealis from Space Makes the Earth Look Like an Alien Planet

We expect the Earth to always be this beautiful blue marble but at some angles and at some times, it glows differently. Like if you just looked at the glorious Aurora Borealis from space, the planet would have this eery alien green glow to it. This stunning footage from NASA of both the Aurora Borealis and Aurora…

Something Weird and Amazing Is Happening at Jupiter's North Pole Something Weird and Amazing Is Happening at Jupiter's North Pole

If you were soaring through Jupiter’s turbid skies wearing a pair of x-ray goggles, you might get lucky and witness something incredible. Brilliant flashes of light, more luminous and powerful than the Sun, occurring every 26 minutes and stretching as far as the eye can see. That’s the essence of a massive solar storm…

Rare Glimpse of Aurora Borealis Spotted in Southern England Last Night Rare Glimpse of Aurora Borealis Spotted in Southern England Last Night

The Aurora Borealis may be a common site in some parts of the world, but England rarely gets to witness it in its full, saturated glory. Last night, however, the country was treated to an impressive multicolor light show.

The Breathtaking Beauty of Paragliding Through the Aurora Borealis 

Watch as Horacio Llorens paraglides against the backdrop of the Aurora Borealis. It’s especially nice because the paraglider cycles through different colored lights against the glimmering green of the aurora. His movements are almost poetic, a perfect blend of mixing an extreme sport with the grace of nature.

A Brilliant Glimpse of the Aurora Borealis Dancing in the Sky Near the North Pole A Brilliant Glimpse of the Aurora Borealis Dancing in the Sky Near the North Pole

Photographer Frode Ramone snapped this stunning shot of the Northern lights illuminating the frosty skies above Svalbard, a group of islands that’s about halfway between Norway and the North Pole. A former whaling hub, the Arctic archipelago is now known for being home to more polar bears than humans.

The Nights Are Filled With Glorious Auroras This Week The Nights Are Filled With Glorious Auroras This Week

The aurora borealis is one of the most stunning light shows on Earth, but normally, it’s a treat reserved for the hardy souls living at the coldest edges of the world. The last few nights, however, people across the Northern and Southern hemispheres have enjoyed dazzling, colorful skies, thanks to a geomagnetic storm…

The night time view of the Aurora Borealis The night time view of the Aurora Borealis

I wasn’t exactly sure what I was looking at. And then things started to make sense, you can see the city lights outline the US and the geographical footprint of other places and then this swirl mixture that basically takes over Canada. It’s the Aurora Borealis at night.

What Would Happen if a Massive Solar Storm Hit the Earth? What Would Happen if a Massive Solar Storm Hit the Earth?

We all know that major storms can wreak havoc, flooding cities and decimating infrastructure. But there’s an even bigger worry than wind and rain: space weather. If a massive solar storm hit us, our technology would be wiped out. The entire planet could go dark.

A Rare Glimpse Of Rapidly Pulsating Aurorae Over Iceland

Aurorae are rare. Pulsating aurorae, whose structures fade in and out of existence, are rarer, still. But rapidly pulsating aurorae, like that featured in this video by French astrophotographer Stéphane Vetter (previously), are among the least common of all. This footage is not a time-lapse; the colors in this video…

This Week's Aurora Was Even More Spectacular From Space This Week's Aurora Was Even More Spectacular From Space

Earlier this week, a particularly powerful geomagnetic storm produced beautiful auroral displays around the globe. But while most people looked up, NASA astronaut Terry Virts was able to catch this extraordinary glimpse from the International Space Station.

An electric green sky for St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day is debaucherous and sloppy and filled with drunkards decked in green. The Northern Lights are beautiful and stunning and light up the sky in a wonderful hue of green. Naturally, they're made for each other. Or if not, they should be. Ignore the noise today and just watch this Northern Lights time…

How To Photograph The Northern Lights How To Photograph The Northern Lights

One of nature's most incredible phenomena are the aurora borealis, more commonly known as the Northern Lights. We've been photographing them in Iceland and we're going to show you how to shoot them yourself.

The Time Iceland Almost Killed Me The Time Iceland Almost Killed Me

They say that if you don't like the weather in Iceland, wait five minutes and it'll change. Multiply that by mountains, glaciers and volcanoes and you've got a recipe for adventure. Or a close encounter of the near death kind.

Seeing the Aurora Borealis in real time is better than any time lapse

We've seen so many beautiful time lapses of the Aurora Borealis (not that I'm complaining!) that it's pretty refreshing to see how ethereal it can be in real time too. I guess that means I should really see it in real life.

Aurora Borealis Stuns Over Minnesota Aurora Borealis Stuns Over Minnesota

A powerful G2 class geomagnetic storm passed through Minnesota's sky early Sunday morning and created the natural lightshow.

Watch an X-Class Solar Flare Ignite the Skies Over Iceland Watch an X-Class Solar Flare Ignite the Skies Over Iceland

On February 25th, the Sun let loose an X4.9-class solar flare. It was our parent star's most violent outburst of the year. When the debris from the ensuing coronal mass ejection collided with Earth's atmosphere, it produced one of the most colorful auroral displays in recent memory.

Aurora Borealis during a solar flare is the very best kind of madness Aurora Borealis during a solar flare is the very best kind of madness

This may be the most amazing shot of the northern lights, yet. Check out the way they're moving — that's no timelapse, this video was shot in realtime.

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