aurora borealis

That Recent Solar Storm Was Detected Almost Three Kilometers Under the Ocean

On May 10th, 2024, people across North America were treated to a rare celestial event: an aurora visible from the…

17 hours ago

What a Weekend! Spectacular Aurora Photos from Around the World

“A dream come true.”“I never expected this!”“The most amazing light show I've ever seen in my life!”"Once in a lifetime!"“No…

1 week ago

If You’ve Never Seen An Aurora Before, This Might Be Your Chance!

Tonight and the rest of the weekend could be your best chance ever to see the aurora. The Sun has…

2 weeks ago

The Sun Just Blasted its Strongest Flare in 6 Years. Get Ready for Auroras

While many of us were celebrating the end of 2023 and the coming of 2024, the Sun was having its…

5 months ago

An 1874 Citizen Science Project Studying the Aurora Borealis Helped Inspire Time Zones

For millennia, humans have gazed at the northern lights with wonder, pondering their nature and source. Even today, these once…

2 years ago

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…

6 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…

7 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…

8 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…

8 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...

8 years ago