aurora borealis

Incredible Aurora Outburst From Recent X-Class Flare

by Nancy Atkinson February 27, 2014

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter Our Twitter feeds just exploded with pictures of an auroral outburst in the UK, Scandinavia, Iceland and even from the International Space Station! Thanks to the X4.9 class solar flare on on Feb. 25, the resulting CME hit Earth’s magnetic field […]

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Stunning Astrophoto: The Aurora and the Fjord

by Nancy Atkinson January 27, 2014

As compensation for the long, dark, cold winters near the Arctic Circle, residents sometimes get views like this. “We had some auroras on January 23rd, but with no movement,” said astrophotographer Frank Olsen from Blokken, Norway. “The small fishing boat was moored just off the beach, and surrounded by green lights, it was pretty nice.” […]

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Astrophotos: Aurora Reflections from Iceland

by Nancy Atkinson November 14, 2013

Our friend Cory Schmitz planned the perfect time to go on a Iceland Aurora photo tour. With the recent activity from the Sun, there have been some great views of the aurora borealis in Iceland. “These images are very close to what the sky actually looked like to the naked eye,” Cory said on G+. […]

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Put The Aurora Borealis In Your Ear

by Bob King May 20, 2013

Do the aurorae makes sounds? That’s been a subject of discussion — and contention — among people who watch the sky. While most of us will never hear the aurora borealis directly, there’s help out there in the form of a little handheld radio. It’s called a VLF receiver and guarantees you an earful the […]

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Timelapse: Incredible Northern Lights from the Arctic Circle

by Nancy Atkinson December 13, 2012

Shot from the Arctic Circle in Canada, this beautiful display of the Aurora Borealis will put you in the holiday mood (I’m sure Santa’s workshop is just beyond one of those mountains in the background!) National Geographic photographer Mike Theiss said the northern lights started around 11:30pm and continued on until around 3am. “The lights […]

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