Tall, Bright, Fast Aurora
Despite a space weather forecast of limited aurora activity, a tall band of green and striking red appeared over Sweden's Abisko National Park on 16 February 2015, captured in near real time by photographer Chad Blakley / www.lightsoverlapland.com
Aurora Over Talkeetna, Alaska, in January 2015
Astrophotographer Dora Miller, who goes by the nickname of "Aurora Dora," sent in a photo of an auroral display taken in Talkeetna, Alaska, on Jan. 7, 2015.
Alaska Under an Aurora
On Feb. 12, 2015, astronaut Butch Wilmore tweeted this photo taken from the International Space Station, writing: "'#Alaska sleeping under #Aurora' #AstroButch."
Four Rockets Launch with Aurora
A composite image of all four rockets launched from the Poker Flats Research Range on Jan. 26, back dropped by an incredible showing of the northern lights. Each image is a 30-second exposure.
Guide to the Auroras (Infographic) Alternate
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 Kiruna, Sweden
Astrophotographer Mia Stålnacke contributed an undated photo of an auroral display over Kiruna, Sweden.