aurora borealis

solar storms

Weekend Solar Storm May Create Auroras As Far South As Vancouver and NYC

The Sun is getting grumpy again after years of relative peace.
Becky Ferreira
3.22.19
auroras

Scientists Solve the Mystery of Why the Northern and Southern Lights Don't Match

A leading explanation for the different patterns seen in Earth’s northern and southern auroras has been ruled out.
Becky Ferreira
1.29.19
Art

Laser Lights Bring the Aurora Borealis Anywhere on Earth

The Northern Lights fly south, thanks to Swiss artist Dan Acher's luminous outdoor light show.
Beckett Mufson
12.6.16
Art

Earth, from Four Astronauts’ Perspectives

Ladies and gentlemen, they are floating in space.
DJ Pangburn
12.14.15
Film

Follow a Stormchaser Through Thunderstorms and the Aurora Borealis

Jeff Boyce traveled nearly 20,000 miles to give you a reel of nature's terror and beauty.
Nathaniel Ainley
7.15.15
Travel

We Spent a Night on a Freezing Beach to Not See the Aurora Australis

I came to see lights. Instead I only saw clouds and disappointed people on a windy beach. So I asked them why they'd come.
Julian Morgans
6.24.15
Art

Artist Makes Rainbows with Broken Glass, Mirrors, and Lasers

The new installation from Jayson Haebich looks like a shattered aurora borealis.
Beckett Mufson
5.18.15
Art

The Northern Lights Were Spectacular Last Night

A massive geomagnetic storm put the Northern Lights on full blast for St. Patrick's Day.
Becky Chung
3.18.15
Film

Watch an Electrifying Aurora Borealis Ignite the Alaskan Sky

The Northern lights are stunning in Alexis Coram lastest timelapse of the Alaskan wilderness.
Beckett Mufson
3.16.15
Film

Aurora Borealis Timelapse Gets a Stunning Kaleidoscopic Makeover

Photographic artist Alexis Coram puts a psychedelic spin on her gorgeous 'Technicolour Alaska' Northern Lights footage.
Emerson Rosenthal
1.29.15
nasa

Here’s What It Looked Like When NASA Shot a Rocket into The Northern Lights

It was technically challenging. But also really pretty.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.28.15
nasa

Why We're Shooting Another Rocket Into the Northern Lights

Auroras heat the Earth's upper atmosphere, like a giant celestial toaster—causing satellites to drift.
Matthew Braga
1.13.15
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