Auroras don’t need sunspots: Dynamic swirls of pink erupt in a swirling cauldron of color (video and pictures)

The sun is blank (no sunspots). Nevertheless, this happened on March 14, 2018: Watch the video again and pay special attention to the moments after 1:30. Those dynamic swirls of pink are caused by energetic...

Northern lights invade the USA as unexpected phenomenon sparks G2-class storm

Space weather forecasters predicted a minor geomagnetic storm on Nov. 7th. But owing to a rare phenomenon, it turned out to be much stronger. As night fell across North America, auroras invaded Canada and a...

Spotless sun sparks bright auroras continuously during 5 consecutive days!?!

Spotless sun sparks bright auroras continuously during 5 days in a row... What? For a whole week, Oct. 9th - 15th, the face of the sun was utterly blank. There were no sunspots and no...

Could be “Steve” the wings of the Milky Way and the Milky Way an Angel?

During the the moderate G2 geomagnetic storm on September 15, 2017, a mysterious phenomenon appeared in the sky accompanied by northern lights over the Alberta, Canada. An strange auroral phenomenon called 'Steve' that amazingly looks...

Blue, purple and green auroras electrify northern sky

Blue, purple and green! The G2 geomagnetic storm on September 16, 2017, was so powerful that even blue and purple colors appeared ontop of green. The majority of auroral displays are predominantly green because the human...

Pulsating northern lights explode over Eagle Harbor, Michigan

This morning's aurora was complete insanity. Look at these pulsating northern lights exploding in the sky over Eagle Harbor, Michigan on August 31, 2017. Powerful! These awesome pictures were captured by Isaac Diener at around 4am in the...

Extremely rare auroras light up the sky of California while sun is rapidly plunging toward Solar Minimum

Auroras in California are rare and remarkable. They are visible to the naked eye typically no more than a few times a decade. The May 28th display was even more remarkable considering the phase of...

Jupiter’s aurora sound video

Juno recorded the sound of Jupiter's aurora. Now it's time to listen to them for you. Follow us: Facebook and Twitter

Mystery behind eerie noises associated with powerful auroras debunked

Eerie noises associated with especially powerful auroras have been reported since centuries. Now a team of scientists think they know why. Witnesses compare the sounds to radio static, like a faint crackling, light rustling, or hissing...

Unexpected aurora photographed with noctilucent clouds over Calgary, Canada

Despite a lull in solar activity, July began with a beautiful display of color over Calgary, Alberta. Harlan Thomas photographed the sudden apparition of unexpected green auroras and silver noctilucent clouds. Forecasts said noctilucent clouds would be...

Jaw-dropping massive auroras on Jupiter twice the size of the Great Red Spot

Stunning new images from the Hubble Space Telescope are giving us a jaw-dropping look at auroras on the planet Jupiter. The massive auroras appear to be at least twice the size of the planet's famous...

Lunar halo appears with green aurora

It’s wonderful to see a halo around the moon... And also a colorful aurora. But how about seeing the two together? Anatoly Hlopotnyuk captured the view. This unique image of a lunar halo combined to a...

Let’s talk about fire in the sky

Let's talk about fire in the sky... Look at this insane aurora australis burning on the horizon of Queenstown, New Zealand. Look at these intense yellow and red colors. These southern lights were produced by an almost 30nT Southward...

Weak solar wind creates fiery auroras around the Arctic Circle

A solar wind stream is gently buffeting Earth's magnetic field. And this is sparking auroras around the Arctic Circle. Alexander Rogachev saw this fiery display on March 1, 2016 in Murmansk, Russia: Although this is not...

Just an eerie wolf in the sky

What do you see in this aurora captured by Marja-Terttu Karlsson on December 19, 2015 in the sky of Pajala, Sweden? I see a wolf. It is sitting down... And then decides to go... Maybe hunting... Hallgrimur P....

And suddenly a rising phoenix aurora appeared in the sky of Iceland

These amazing northern lights looking like a rising phoenix over Iceland were taken by Hallgrimur P. Helgason on September 24, 2015. His incredible photo just won a 'Best of the Week' award on Pixoto.com! Incredible photographs...

Mystery glowing light crosses auroras in Finland

What is this mystery glowing light crossing a line of auroras in the sky of Finland? To me, that really looks like an alien spaceship... But let's try to really get into this weird sky...

Extremely rare purple aurora australis over Tasmania

Extremely rare purple aurora australis appeared in the sky of Tasmania, Australia on February 10, 2016. And suddenly the sky turned red. These pictures were obtained via the Facebook Page Aurora Australis Tasmania. Auroras are one of...

Geomagnetic storm expected on 14-15 February 2016

A small geomagnetic storm is expected during the night of 14/15 February, 2016. This solar storm was produced by a long duration C8.9 flare on February 11, 2016 at 9:03 pm (UTC). The predicted power of the...

Horacio Llorens paragliding through Aurora Borealis over Tromsø at night

Horacio Llorens is a well-known paraglider. And he just fulfilled one of his dreams: flying through northern lights. As described on the Red Bull video: 'Battling sub-zero degree temperatures on the ground near Trømso, Norway, the Spanish...

Solar wind sparks aurora storm around the Arctic Circle

There is an aurora storm going on right now as a high-speed solar wind stream is buffeting Earth's magnetic field. This geomagnetic storm is sparking bright auroras around the Arctic Circle as shown by the amazing...

Aurora and light pillars illuminate the sky of Finland

These awesome but rare photographs by Antti Pietikäinen, guide at The Aurora Zone, feature auroras and light pilars in the same image. Yes, right! As the temperature reached -35°C and ice crystals filled up the...

Intense yellow auroras light up the sky of Murmansk

Auroras result from emissions of photons in the Earth's upper atmosphere which differ with altitude. At high altitudes oxygen red dominates, then oxygen green and nitrogen blue/red, then finally nitrogen blue/red when collisions prevent...

Epic northern lights show in Alaska on 12.20.2015

A G2-class geomagnetic storm is in progress on Dec. 20th as Earth moves through the wake of a CME that struck our planet's magnetic field yesterday. High-latitude sky watchers were on alert for auroras on...

And suddenly an aurora volcano erupted spewing green lights on unusual lenticular cloud

Nature is magic and powerful. Look at this amazing green aurora volcano coloring this unusual lenticular cloud photographed in Iceland by Stéphane Vetter. And this is what this picture features: In the foreground you have the Vatnajokull glacier -...

Aurora borealis color lenticular clouds in green over Iceland on incredible pictures

Nature photographer Daniele Boffelli caught this gorgeous picture of lenticular clours being colored in green by strong aurora Borealis in the sky of Iceland. And after viewing the pictures below, you will understand why he...

And suddenly multicolor pillars of fire rose to heaven

The astrophotographer Minoru Yoneto was looking at comet Catalina C/2013 US10... When suddenly Southern Lights appeared and the pillars of fire rose to heaven. Red auroras - scarlet, crimson, and carmine - are only visible under...

Just some whales swimming under northern lights in Norway

These humpback whales truely enjoy the auroras lighting up the sky. This epic video was captured by Norwegian cameraman Harald Albrigtsen off Norway's coast. Two days ago, again in Norway, auroras were so strong that they transcended...

When nature meets religion: Auroras engulf famous Arctic Cathedral in Tromsø

These aurora were so bright that they were even visible alongside the glaring city lights of Tromsø, Norway. And also linked the famous Arctic Cathedral to heaven... or at least to the sky. But this is just...

This northern lights video captured by ISS is just out of this world

This time-lapse video was captured between September 7 and 12, 2015 by the Cupola. Just enjoy this northern lights video... From space If you want some more, watch this amazing video of auroras in Yellowknife. Follow us: Facebook and Twitter

Aurora and bioluminescent waves: Anglesey, the island where the magic happens

Anglesey might really be the island where the magic happens... Well at least when you look at this awesome picture of auroras lighting up the sky over glowing-blue bioluminous waves at Anglesey, UK on September 7, 2015.   Kris...

And suddenly angel auroras lit up the sky before transforming into a fiery Phoenix in Russia

First the auroras looked like a fiery angel. Then the amazing northern lights suddenly took the shape of the mythological firebird. Do you see the wings? This massive aurora show occurred the skies over the city of Apatity...

Mysterious blood red auroras light up the skies over the USA

While solar wind is pouring through a crack in Earth's magnetosphere, G2-class storms and bright auroras spark around the Arctic Circle. But not only. Some made their way all the way down to Canada and...

Is this an UFO? Unknown object flies in Twillight aurora!

Is this an UFO? What is this ghostly cloud-like object moving in an arc through the aurora? This is the closest thing I have seen to a UFO! As reported by many viewers, the strange moving light in...

Noctilucent clouds glow with green aurora in Canada sky pictures

To witness auroras and noctilucent clouds at the same time is almost unimaginable! But Harlan Thomas was lucky enought to see them both appear above Baker Lake, Alberta on June 8, 2015! Summer auroras are rare,...

Venus and the Pleiades conjunction colored by green aurora!

Every 8 years on mid-April evenings, Venus skirts the Pleiades just as it’s doing last week. Friday and Saturday the two were only 2.5° apart and also lighted green by sharp auroral rays! Sky watchers have...

Hidden portals connect the magnetic field of our planet to that of the sun

A portal is an extraordinary opening in space or time that connects travelers to distant realms. A good portal is a shortcut, a guide, a door into the unknown. It turns out that hidden portals do...

Incoming solar wind to produce geomagnetic storm on March 29 2015 – Aurora alert

Aurora alert! A high-speed solar wind stream is about to create polar geomagnetic storms on Sunday, March 29th. The source of the stream is a coronal hole on the sun: Coronal holes are places in the...

Auroral chorus recorded during massive geomagnetic storm on March 17 2015 as far south as Texas!

Earth is a natural radio. Plasma waves coursing through the magnetosphere produce a symphony of "tweeks," "whistlers" and "sferics." On March 17th, the auroral chorus symphony reached fever pitch and was recorded as far south...

And suddenly an eerie highway to heaven appeared in the sky

I don't know what you see when you contemplate this amazing picture! I feel the cosmic link, I see a colorful door or highway to heaven! Awesome! As if the plasma was being torn away! The eerie...