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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 Northern Lights at 35,000 Feet Is the Best Reason to Fly to Iceland

Iceland’s board of tourism is doing something right because the country has become a holiday hotspot in recent years. Apparently, even the flight up north can be a spectacular experience, as you might be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the northern lights from 35,000 feet. 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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Jupiter’s Northern Lights Look Absolutely Incredible

If you want to see beautiful auroras, forget Alaska, Canada, and Iceland—check out Jupiter. At the gas giant’s north pole, the most powerful and luminous northern lights in the solar system shimmer and glow in an endless geomagnetic storm that’s larger than our entire planet. 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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The Northern Lights From The ISS Get Even Better

If the aurora happens in space, you probably can’t call it the Northern Lights. But names aside, this shot of an aurora (and the ISS bathed in moonlight) is certainly pretty. Read More >>

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NASA Send a Rocket Into Northern Lights

A week ago, while you were safely tucked up in bed, a group of NASA scientists up in Alaska were preparing to launch a rocket into the Northern Lights. Read More >>

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This Floating Glass Hotel Will Let You See Northern Lights in Luxury

If you dream of watching the Northern Lights in decadent style, then you should wait until 2017. That's when this wonderful, floating, snowflake-shaped hotel will be ready in the icy reaches of northern Norway. Read More >>

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The Otherworldly Glow of the Solar System’s Auroras, Bottled in a Lab

If this image makes you think of the Northern Lights, you shouldn't be surprised. Because this is in fact a planeterrella: a large glass dome containing spheres and charged particles, which mimics the auroral glows present within our solar system. 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 >>

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The Spectacular Auroras Caused By the Biggest Solar Storm In Seven Years

On January 22, a January 22 M8.7 class flare caused the biggest solar storm since 2005. Airplanes had to change routes, and the power grid and satellites were affected. It also caused some of the best auroras ever seen. Read More >>