Northern Lights

Aurora Borealis

HD Northern Lights timelapse, Eureka, Alaska March 2013
A timelapse of the Aurora Borealis, Northern Lights, over Eureka, Alaska on March 16, 2013.

Dance of the Spirits: Incredible Real Time Northern Lights
This is incredible, real time footage of the Northern Lights, Aurora Borealis filmed on January 24th 2012 during the peak of a Solar Storm.

Polar Spirits (Outstanding Footage of the Northern Lights)

The bright colorful green, red, purple lights of the aurora are collisions between electrically charged particles from the sun that enter the earth’s atmosphere. The lights are seen above the magnetic poles of the northern and southern hemispheres. They are known as ‘Aurora borealis’ in the north and ‘Aurora australis’ in the south..

Space Weather and Earth’s Aurora

Aurora are colorful lights in the night time sky primarily appearing in Earth’s polar regions. But what causes them? The culprit behind aurora is our own Sun and the solar plasma that is ejected during a magnetic event like a flare or a coronal mass ejection. This plasma travels outward along with the solar wind and when it encounters Earth’s magnetic field, it travels down the field lines that connect at the poles. Atoms in the plasma interacts with atoms in Earth’s upper atmosphere. This reaction produces the colorful lights we call aurora.

Night of the Northern Lights


Aurora Borealis
Aurora borealis in the vicinity of Anchorage, Alaska.

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