aurora borealis

That New Kind of Aurora Called “Steve”? Turns Out, it Isn’t an Aurora at All

According to a new study by a Canadian-led team of researchers, the atmospheric phenomena known as STEVE is not an…

2 years ago

What Was the Carrington Event?

In 1859, the Sun gave off the most powerful solar flare on record. A blast of radiation and particles so…

4 years ago

How Can You see the Northern Lights?

The northern lights are an amazing thing to behold, and can be seen regularly from locations spanning from Siberia and…

4 years ago

Stunning Auroras From the Space Station in Ultra HD – Videos

Stunning high definition views of Earth’s auroras and dancing lights as seen from space like never before have just been…

5 years ago

Venus Compared to Earth

Venus and Earth share many characteristics, being terrestrial planets, but are also significantly different. Here's how and where they differ...

5 years ago

Watch Fast and Furious All-sky Aurora Filmed in Real Time

If seeing the Northern or Southern Lights hasn't been crossed off your bucket list yet, this video is the next…

5 years ago

What Causes the Northern Lights?

Have you ever seen the beautiful auroral displays in the high latitudes? These are the Northern and Southern Lights. But…

6 years ago

Awesome Aurora Vine Video from the Space Station

Here's the latest Vine video from astronaut Reid Wiseman on board the International Space Station, showing the Aurora Borealis shimmering…

6 years ago

Incredible Aurora Outburst From Recent X-Class Flare

Our Twitter feeds just exploded with pictures of an auroral outburst in the UK, Scandinavia, Iceland and even from the…

7 years ago

Stunning Astrophoto: The Aurora and the Fjord

As compensation for the long, dark, cold winters near the Arctic Circle, residents sometimes get views like this. "We had…

7 years ago