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Northern Lights: Amazing Aurora Photos of 2013

Aurora Over Abisko National Park, Sweden #4

Lights Over Lapland/Chad Blakley

Astrophotographer Chad Blakley videotaped the moon and an aurora resulting from the geomagnetic storm of March 16-17, 2013, over Abisko National Park, Sweden. This image was taken from the video.

Guide to the Auroras (Infographic)

Karl Tate, SPACE.com Contributor

The northern lights are more formally known as auroras, and are caused by interactions between the solar wind and the Earth's magnetic field. See how the northern lights work in this Space.com infographic.

Aurora Over Alta, Norway #1

Sanjiv Modi

Astrophotographer Sanjiv Modi captured this image of the Northern Lights from Alta, Norway on March 18 and 19, 2013.

Aurora Over Alta, Norway #2

Sanjiv Modi

Astrophotographer Sanjiv Modi captured this image of the Northern Lights from Alta, Norway on March 18 and 19, 2013.

Aurora Over Alta, Norway #3

Sanjiv Modi

Astrophotographer Sanjiv Modi captured this image of the Northern Lights from Alta, Norway on March 18 and 19, 2013.

Aurora Over Alta, Norway #4

Sanjiv Modi

Astrophotographer Sanjiv Modi captured this image of the Northern Lights from Alta, Norway on March 18 and 19, 2013.

Aurora Over Alta, Norway #5

Sanjiv Modi

Astrophotographer Sanjiv Modi captured this image of the Northern Lights from Alta, Norway on March 18 and 19, 2013.

Aurora Over Alta, Norway #6

Sanjiv Modi

Astrophotographer Sanjiv Modi captured this image of the Northern Lights from Alta, Norway on March 18 and 19, 2013.

Aurora Over Alta, Norway #7

Sanjiv Modi

Astrophotographer Sanjiv Modi captured this image of the Northern Lights from Alta, Norway on March 18 and 19, 2013.

Aurora Over Alta, Norway #8

Sanjiv Modi

Astrophotographer Sanjiv Modi captured this image of the Northern Lights from Alta, Norway on March 18 and 19, 2013.

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