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How to Take Great Pictures of the Northern Lights

by Bob King September 12, 2014

Everybody loves pictures of the northern lights! If you’ve never tried to shoot the aurora yourself but always wanted to, here are a few tips to get you started.

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Will Aurora Strike Tonight? Here’s What to Expect

by Bob King September 12, 2014

(Scroll down for latest update) Auroras showed up as forecast last night beginning around nightfall and lasting until about 1 a.m. CDT this morning. Then the action stopped. At peak, the Kp index dinged the bell at “5” (minor geogmagnetic storm) for about 6 hours as the incoming shock from the arrival of the solar blast rattled Earth’s magnetosphere. It […]

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Clear Skies Tonight? Go Out and See the Aurora

by Bob King September 12, 2014

Talk of aurora is in the air.  Our earlier story today by Elizabeth Howell alerted you to the possibility of northern lights. Well, it’s showtime!  As of 9:30 p.m. Central Daylight Time, the aurora has been active low in the northern sky.

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Take a Flight Over a Massive Aurora

by Jason Major August 25, 2014

Post by Alexander Gerst. Or perhaps I should say “eine grosse Aurora!” ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst made this time-lapse of a “massive aurora” as seen from the Space Station on August 24. The entire video is beautiful, showing not just a view of the ghostly green aurora but also plenty of stars, airglow, the graceful rotation of […]

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Awesome Aurora Vine Video from the Space Station

by Nancy Atkinson July 1, 2014

Here’s the latest Vine video from astronaut Reid Wiseman on board the International Space Station, showing the Aurora Borealis shimmering in the sky as the stars of Orion rise in the sky. Modules of the ISS smoothly move through the top portion of the video. In viewing the aurora from space earlier, Wiseman said, “It […]

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