A powerful solar storm triggered stunning aurora displays around the world. Here we take a look at some of the best photographs of the recent northern lights outburst.
The aurora borealis, also known as the northern lights, is the rippling night-sky light display found at the northernmost reaches of the Earth. The south has a corresponding aurora australis, also known as the southern lights. The northern and southern auroras occur when charged particles released by the sun, called the solar wind, are guided along the Earth's magnetic field to its poles and interact with particles in the upper atmosphere there. How to see the Northern Lights.
The sun has launched a surprise coronal mass ejection directly at Mars, which could spark auroras on the Red Planet and potentially erode part of Mars' remaining atmosphere when it hits on Sept. 1.
The northern lights have been seen high in the Arctic Circle, indicating the start of the aurora season, which will become more apparent as we approach solar maximum.
The way in which the radiant displays of colors in the sky known as auroras form on Earth may be how these lights arise throughout the solar system, according to new findings from Mercury.
Scientists have observed an aurora glimmering in infrared light, created by the interaction of energetic cosmic particles and carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere.
Reference Here we learn what causes the different colors in the aurora borealis (northern lights) and the aurora australis (southern lights).
Reference Auroras, also known as the aurora borealis (northern lights) and aurora australis (southern lights), have inspired countless myths and legends across the globe as well as numerous misconceptions.
Dazzling aurora displays — triggered by a severe solar storm — have been seen around the world. We take a look at some of the best photos here.
A mystifying swirl of light recently appeared in the night sky above Alaska, briefly outshining a vibrant auroral display.
The STEVE phenomenon was spotted across the U.S. and in parts of the U.K. after the most powerful solar storm to hit Earth for six years smashed into our planet.
A surprise solar storm supercharged auroras across the U.S. and Europe last night (March 23), with sightings of the colorful displays reported from as far south as New Mexico and Arizona.
A 'hole' in the sun's upper atmosphere may soon generate another geomagnetic storm here on Earth, creating auroras in places farther from the poles than usual.
Aurora hunters claim that, to look to the night sky in search of these beautiful displays, the dates around the equinoxes are the best.
The powerful solar storm that struck Earth earlier this week treated an American astrophotographer to unexpected aurora displays during a shooting trip to California's Death Valley.
Before capturing "unreal" footage of auroras from the International Space Station, Josh Cassada was troubleshooting how to fit a fifth person into a four-seat SpaceX spacecraft.
A series of powerful solar storms set the sky ablaze in the last two days of February, with aurora sightings reported unexpectedly far away from their usual territories.
NASA astronaut Josh Cassada captured a stunning shot of green auroras dancing in Earth's skies from his vantage point on the International Space Station.
A solar storm that swept across Earth on Monday (Feb. 27) forced SpaceX to delay a Starlink launch and temporarily disrupted operations of several Canadian oil rigs.
Powerful solar wind is blowing from the sun these days, setting the sky ablaze with auroras as far south as England's capital London. And more is yet to come.