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Citizen Scientists Discover New Feature of the Aurora Borealis

It wasn’t scientists who discovered the thin, purple, east-to-west travelling glow in the northern night sky. It was people with cameras and a nerdy passion for auroras. Read More >>

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Seeing the Aurora Borealis’ Reflection on Water is So Cool

I was going to say my New Year’s resolution (and everyone who’s able) should be to see the Northern Lights in person, but I’m not sure seeing them with my own eyes can actually top the electric timelapses and stunning low light photography of them. This one by AD Photography shows the Aurora Borealis from Denmark and the orgy of dancing colours in the sky is just gorgeous. Seeing it bounce off the lake might be even better. Read More >>

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The Northern Lights Look Absolutely Breathtaking in This Timelapse Video

If you’ve never had the opportunity to venture far enough north to take in the northern lights, the filmmakers at More Than Just Parks captured a stunning example of the Aurora Borealis’ majesty over Minnesota’s Voyageurs National Park. These timelapse videos might even be better than the real thing since you don’t even have to put your phone down to watch nature’s most impressive display. [Vimeo] Read More >>

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Something Weird and Amazing is Happening at Jupiter’s North Pole

If you were soaring through Jupiter’s turbid skies wearing a pair of x-ray goggles, you might get lucky and witness something incredible. Brilliant flashes of light, more luminous and powerful than the Sun, occurring every 26 minutes and stretching as far as the eye can see. That’s the essence of a massive solar storm recently witnessed for the first time near Jupiter’s north pole. Read More >>

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Rare Glimpse of Aurora Borealis Spotted in Britain Last Night

The Aurora Borealis may be a common site in some parts of the world, but the UK rarely gets to witness it in its full, saturated glory. Last night, however, a few lucky areas of the UK were treated to an impressive multicoloured light show. Read More >>

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Even More Beautiful Northern Lights Will Be Glimpsed In Coming Years

Great news for timelapse video fans -- we should be seeing plenty more aurora borealis over the coming years, as solar activity is on the up, claim space weather experts such as University of Michigan's Tamas Gombosi, who said "the solar cycle is increasing, and so we are going to get more storms," with "at least" a day's warning for coming storms, which we should see monthly from now on. Read More >>