Jaw-Dropping Footage of Northern Lights Pulsing Across Entire Canadian Sky–With Southern Lights, Too

This primary care nurse calls himself a ‘Therapeutic Photographer’—and his ‘Southern Lights’ video could calm anyone’s anxiety. Captured near his home in Pinehouse Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada on February 6, the explosion of dancing light was “the BEST I’ve seen so far!”, exclaimed Dre Erwin. Erwin didn’t need to use time-lapse to capture the entire sky, […]

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Northern Lights Could Be Visible Over Parts of the U.S. This Week | Travel + Leisure

The northern lights may be visible in the U.S. tonight and Thursday, from the Pacific Northwest to New England… Some of the world’s best places to see the northern lights — Iceland, Finland, and Sweden — are off-limits to international travelers, which makes this week even more of a treat for aurora chasers in the […]

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STEVE is smearing green ‘streaks’ across the sky, and nobody knows why | Live Science

The green streaks only last for 30 seconds, then vanish. What are they? The mysterious, aurora-like phenomenon called STEVE just got a little weirder. If you don’t know STEVE (short for Strong Thermal Emission Velocity Enhancement) by name, you may know it from photos. Unlike the infamous Southern and Northern Lights, which blanket the sky […]

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Rosetta spacecraft detects unexpected ultraviolet aurora at a comet

Data from Southwest Research Institute-led instruments aboard ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft have helped reveal auroral emissions in the far ultraviolet around a comet for the first time. At Earth, auroras are formed when charged particles from the Sun follow our planet’s magnetic field lines to the north and south poles. There, solar particles strike atoms and molecules in […]

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