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26

Feb

After 4 years of waiting, photographer captures northern lights in spectacular show
Conservation photographer Peter Mather captured these amazing shots of the aurora borealis. It takes a powerful storm to create lights that will remain visible long enough for a long-exposure shot. Last week, Mather got his moment.

10

Feb

Want to see the northern lights? There’s an app for thatYou may not be able to see auroras in person, but soon you can watch them in the palm of your hand.

Want to see the northern lights? There’s an app for that
You may not be able to see auroras in person, but soon you can watch them in the palm of your hand.

14

Nov

Watch northern lights dance over SwedenSolar storms have increased the intensity and frequency of this autumn’s aurora borealis displays.

Watch northern lights dance over Sweden
Solar storms have increased the intensity and frequency of this autumn’s aurora borealis displays.

13

Sep

Northern lights shimmer over FinlandSolar flares can amplify aurora light shows and, during extreme events, make the northern lights visible to regions farther south than typical displays.

Northern lights shimmer over Finland
Solar flares can amplify aurora light shows and, during extreme events, make the northern lights visible to regions farther south than typical displays.

15

Jan


 Massive sun eruption may magnify northern lights this week



Solar wind blaze shot out of sun at 990,000 mph and should reach Earth by Wednesday.
Solar wind blaze shot out of sun at 990,000 mph and should reach Earth by Wednesday.

30

Oct

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Aurora Pictures: Best Fall Photos of Northern Lights

19

Oct

Best places to see the northern lights

17

Oct

Best places to see the northern lights

09

Oct

Solar eruption may boost northern lights display tonightThe collection of solar particles will land a ‘glancing blow’ on the Earth’s atmosphere.

Solar eruption may boost northern lights display tonight
The collection of solar particles will land a ‘glancing blow’ on the Earth’s atmosphere.

10

Jul

Strange ‘applause’ of northern lights explainedUsing microphones placed at locations with auroral activity, scientists recorded claps, crackles, muffled bangs and sputtering sounds from the lights.

Strange ‘applause’ of northern lights explained
Using microphones placed at locations with auroral activity, scientists recorded claps, crackles, muffled bangs and sputtering sounds from the lights.