Witnesses saw a bright, long-lasting aurora the night the Titanic sank. A new theory suggests that aurora came from a powerful solar storm, which could have interfered with compasses and contributed to the Titanic’s crash. But there was only a small burst of solar storm-like activity that night, so it’s […]
Scientists, amateur aurora-hunters, and a NASA intern have discovered fascinating new types of aurora in recent years. One new type of aurora revealed curls in Earth’s upper atmosphere, and another pointed to a strange magnetic crunch in space. New observations of Jupiter’s aurorae have also raised questions about the nature […]
A spectacular photo shows Comet Neowise hanging amid the aurora borealis, with a mysterious atmospheric phenomenon called STEVE and a meteor streaking overhead. Farmer Donna Lach snapped the action-packed shot on Tuesday while she was photographing the comet. After August, Comet Neowise won’t be visible on Earth again for another […]
Amateur northern-lights chasers made a rare discovery: a new type of aurora, which they dubbed “the dunes.” The new aurora reaches horizontally across the sky in long green fingers, and it could help scientists study a mysterious region of the atmosphere. Researchers think the dunes form when electric currents from […]
A NASA intern discovered a new type of aurora in 3-year-old video footage of the Arctic sky. Scientists connected the never-before-seen aurora to a huge compression in Earth’s magnetic field. Video from Norway shows the aurora twisting in unusual patterns as Earth’s magnetic field crunches. Since there were no eruptions […]
A geomagnetic storm is said to be hitting Earth on Saturday, which is expected to cause northern lights in northern regions of the globe. The northern lights could potentially be seen in the northern-most United States. The northern lights will be most visible at night when it’s dark. People who […]
A giant cloud of charged particles known as a coronal mass ejection (CME) is coming on Saturday, which means people in some parts of the northern US may see the Northern Lights then, the NOAA said. The phenomenon is due to the combination of the oncoming CME and a small […]
First, the bad news for stargazers: Auroras are going dark in many parts of the world. The number of these atmospheric light shows won’t bottom out for several years, which means locations far from Earth’s poles – such as the UK and northern continental US – may rarely if ever […]
Thanks to an outburst from the sun on Labour...
VIDEO: This footage of auroras was taken from the International Space Station.
British astronaut Tim Peake (whose...
It looks like something out of a dream.
VIDEO: See the Northern Lights from the comfort of your bed.
Every January, my wife and I go on an annual...
VIDEO: Experts at The Finnish Meteorological Institute Arctic Research Centre are looking for signs of upcoming displays of Northern Lights in our skies.
VIDEO: 22.5 hours of a variety of auroras over the geographic South Pole.
Out of this world.