A geomagnetic storm is bringing the dazzling northern lights to the United States and Canada this week. Here's how you can get a good glimpse of the natural light show.
Earth/Environment May 15, 2019
Aurora borealis fans failed to catch a glimpse of the northern lights over northern United States. Scientists said the lights show made a no-show because the energy blast from the sun that hit the Earth was not strong enough.
Earth/Environment March 26, 2019
People in places such as New York, Michigan, and Maine may have the rare chance ot witnessing the aurora borealis this weekend. This is due to a geostorm that will bend around the Earth's magnetic field.
Earth/Environment March 22, 2019
NASA published an image of the northern lights taking the form of a dragon over Iceland. The space agency said that no recent sunspots have been recorded, making the sight of the aurora this month even more special.
Earth/Environment February 28, 2019
The swirling colored skylights captured in Canada by citizen scientists was confirmed as a new and rare Aurora named STEVE. NASA now wants amateur sky watchers to help scientists spot STEVE in the sky.
Space March 17, 2018
An international team of researchers directly observed what causes the pulsating aurorae. Although scientists knew about the process leading to the Northern Lights, they haven't known what causes them, until now.
Space February 17, 2018
Astronauts onboard the International Space Station shared a timelapse video of the aurora borealis or northern lights last Sunday. But what is the bright light display that is an aurora and how does it form?
Space July 27, 2017
The purple ribbon phenomenon called Steve has captured the attention of the scientific world. Satellites and other scientific tools are trying to find out what causes it.
Space April 25, 2017
A new research has negated the theory that Northern Lights are causing outages in Global Navigation Satellite Systems or GNSS. It rejected any kind of plasma turbulence and said an unknown mechanism is causing it and a new technology is due.
Space March 14, 2017
Solar storms created by electrically charged particles are the reason behind the creation of the Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights across the Arctic, states a new study. These solar storms also affect GPS signals and cause power failure.
Space March 4, 2017
It's one of Nature's spectacular light shows. Iceland's capital city Reykjavik went dark Wednesday in order to get a better view of the stunning display of Northern Lights that night.
Space September 30, 2016
The Sun’s solar storms trigger a more intense Norther Lights on Jupiter. The solar storms produced a new X-ray aurora that is eight times brighter than usual.
Space March 23, 2016
Auroras, also known as Northern Lights, are beautiful but have bigger implications on the planet than mere breathtaking sights. Aurorasaurus was developed to keep track of auroras, and consequently, geomagnetic storms in the atmosphere.
Space March 9, 2016
Spanish acro-paraglider Horacio Llorens took to the skies and danced with the very elusive northen lights. The mission fulfilled Llorens' long-time dream of 'dancing with Aurora.'
FUTURE TECH January 27, 2016
The current weakening of the Earth's magnetic field is causing the popular northern lights to shift southward, a new study says. The atmospheric event will likely become more visible in areas south of the Arctic region such as Canada and the United States in the coming decades.
Animals November 28, 2015
NASA will send two sounding rockets soaring into the Northern Lights this winter. The mission is to analyze particle movement in an area close to the North Pole where the planet's magnetic field is directly linked to the solar wind.
Animals November 28, 2015
Stunning images of humpback whales hunting for food under the northern lights in Norway have been captured by a local journalist while testing his equipment. The man, who works for a Norwegian broadcasting company, said that the marine mammals appeared to be playing under the brightly colored sky.
Earth/Environment October 10, 2015
The Northern Lights exhibited what seems like a magnificent lights show as the then active sun peeped through it. NASA astronaut Scott Kelly was able to capture it while aboard the ISS.
Space August 18, 2015
The Russian night sky in Stavropol illuminated due to a mysterious light. UFO, Northern Lights or military exercise are some theories.
Space March 21, 2015
Parts of the British Isles were treated to the spectacular display of Northern Lights or aurora borealis on St. Patrick's Day. The display was visible as south as Midlands.
Animals March 18, 2015
NASA has released a video taken over parts of U.S. that show the Northern Lights meeting sunrise. The video did not fail to impress viewers.
Space February 10, 2015
Some Americans were able to see the Northern Lights, also known as Aurora Borealis, on Friday, Sept. 12. Check out some of the coolest Instagram photos of the skies.
September 14, 2014
The solar flares that occurred this week resulted in the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) to be seen at a farther distance. Experts gave tips on when and where to watch the light display.
Space September 14, 2014
The Aurora Borealis, also known as the Norther Lights, treated UK residents to a rare treat. The beautiful light show appeared in the skies above certain parts of the UK.
Space March 2, 2014
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