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Aurora Borealis

Watch Humpback Whales Frolic Beneath The Northern Lights

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 10.09.2015 | Good News

This footage of the aurora borealis is spectacular on its own. Add a pod of playing humpback whales to the ethereal glow and we're at a loss for ...

The Beauty of Aurora Borealis

Katlin Bowman | Posted 10.07.2015 | Science
Katlin Bowman

The Aurora Borealis occurs when electrically charged particles from the sun (solar wind) interact with gases in Earth's atmosphere. At night, the skies have been alive with dancing green light and shooting stars.

Here's What Northern Lights Look Like... From Space!

The Huffington Post | Eliza Sankar-Gorton | Posted 06.25.2015 | Science

Talk about a light show! Scott Kelly, a NASA astronaut now in the midst of a one-year mission aboard the International Space Station, has recorded ...

Hypnotic Northern Lights Time-Lapse Captured Over 2 Magical Nights in Alaska

DL Cade | Posted 05.23.2015 | Travel
DL Cade

The Northern Lights -- or Aurora Borealis, or Polar Spirits, or whatever you'd like to call it -- is far up my bucket list. Like really far up. So far up I often have dreams of standing in the middle of a frozen landscape, completely alone, looking up at this celestial display, awestruck.

LOOK: Stunning Auroras Seen By Skywatchers Around The World

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 03.23.2015 | Science

Along with astronauts aboard the International Space Station, skywatchers around the world were treated to a stunning light show on St. Patrick's Day-...

High-Tech Jet Guarantees You'll See The Northern Lights

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 02.22.2015 | Travel

There are many ways to potentially see the Northern Lights, from trekking the tundra to floating in a secret lagoon to flying all the way to space. Bu...

WATCH: Northern Lights Collide With A Spectacular Sunrise

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 02.09.2015 | Science

Dreamy Northern Lights and a slow-moving sunrise are beautiful on their own, so just imagine what happens when they collide. A new NASA video relea...

Break the Bucket List: See the Greatest Light Show on Earth

Richard Powell | Posted 04.01.2015 | Travel
Richard Powell

Gazing out of the plane on the approach and spying the first indication of dry land for hours below revealed little more than a craggy, frozen coastline and an apparently inhospitable, snow-covered hinterland.

NASA Sounding Rocket Studies the Invisible Aurora

Charles Swenson | Posted 03.31.2015 | Science
Charles Swenson

The basic idea behind this flight was to launch a rocket into an active aurora and then deploy multiple sensors in mid-flight to do something that's never been done before.

Timelapse: 10 Incredible Nights Under the Northern Lights

Roadtrippers | Posted 03.16.2015 | Travel

When it comes to bucket lists, seeing the Northern Lights normally sits pretty high up, but not everyone can find the time to trek far into the north to catch a glimpse. So with that in mind, we sent our roving timelapser, Joel Schat, to Yellowknife's Aurora Village to capture the stunning natural phenomena on camera.

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

These Jaw-Dropping Night Sky Photos Seem Too Beautiful To Be Real | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 08.18.2014 | Travel

There's nothing like a night sky full of bright stars to remind you of the vastness of the universe -- and the breathtaking beauty of Mother Nature.

The Far North, Part 2 -- The World's Northernmost University: Going Arctic on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 07.06.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

The journey back is beautiful, the snow-white peaks, the dark black crags soaring in their tormented pinnacles, gentle table tops and massive boulders, all bathed in the light of the full moon. Make that two full moons.

WATCH: Dreamy Time-Lapse Of Northern Lights

Huffington Post | Matthew Rappaport | Posted 04.23.2014 | Science

Earth Day 2014 may be over, but that doesn't mean it's time to stop marveling at our amazing planet. From volcanic eruptions to powerful twisters to b...

Time Lapse Video of The Aurora Borealis Over Iceland Is Insane

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 04.15.2014 | Travel

You may have already seen this 2012 time-lapse video of Iceland, but dare we say this new video of the Northern lights over Iceland is even bet...

Getting Lucky in Iceland (PHOTOS)

Kris LoPresto | Posted 06.11.2014 | Travel
Kris LoPresto

It's finally getting nice out! Let's all go to Iceland! No, I'm not taking crazy pills. Iceland is a beautiful island and not another day should go by without you experiencing it. Here's why you should go.

The Northern Lights May Become Visible In Illinois

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Northerners thawing out from a bitter freeze may get rewarded with shimmering northern lights the next couple days. Federal space...

LOOK: 7 Reminders That You're Capable Of Lighting Up The World

Posted 12.26.2013 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

WATCH: Best In-Flight Entertainment. Ever.

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 12.12.2013 | Travel

In-flight entertainment has nothing on Mother Nature. Photographer Paul Williams captured this stunning scene of the northern lights while aboard a...

Ashley Woods

How To See The Northern Lights Without Flying To Iceland | Ashley Woods | Posted 10.26.2013 | Travel

You don't have to fly to Iceland to see the Northern Lights. Just ask Shawn Malone. She's a photographer living in one of the northernmost parts of...

Terrible Cell Phone Reception? Blame The Sun

The Huffington Post | Gabriela Aoun | Posted 10.11.2013 | Science

Stop blaming AT&T and Verizon; all those dropped calls you’re experiencing may be coming from the sun. Eruptions of hot gas, called solar storms,...

Institute Issues Northern Lights Forecast

AP | Posted 08.22.2013 | Science

FAIRBANKS, Alaska -- The Geophysical Institute at the University of Alaska Fairbanks is forecasting strong auroras visible in northern Alaska and part...

Auroras From Space and From Earth

Mamta Patel Nagaraja | Posted 09.09.2013 | Science
Mamta Patel Nagaraja

An aurora occurs when a solar wind is so massive that the energy from the sun is drawn into the Earth's magnetic field. When these charged particles, mostly the electrons, interact with the gases in our atmosphere, they give off light.

WATCH: Dazzling Time-Lapse Spotlights Stars, Auroras, Storms

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 06.10.2013 | Science

If you live in a city, you're lucky if you can spot a handful of stars at night. Randy Halverson, a photographer who lives in South Dakota, can look u...

Iceland's Northern Lights, Demystified

Cynthia Ord | Posted 07.15.2013 | Travel
Cynthia Ord

Iceland is one of the world's most accessible spots for viewing the northern lights, making it one of the country's top tourist attractions. So what is the best way to go about seeing the phenomenon?

WATCH: Aurora Borealis Like You've Never Seen One Before

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 04.17.2013 | Science

Lots of people dream of seeing an aurora borealis, but few of us live near the Earth's poles -- where the celestial spectacle is most intense. But now...