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Why The Window Seat Is Always Better

Peter Mandel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Peter Mandel

The airplane flights that do the grunt work of your trip, that allow you to get from place to place, are a sort of forgettable magic that, if you are like me, you do not record in your diary or photograph.

TONIGHT: Huge Explosion On Sun May Boost Northern Lights

Posted 10.08.2012 | Science

By: Tariq Malik Published: 10/08/2012 11:26 AM EDT on A huge explosion on the sun has flung a wave of solar particles toward Earth, an e...

WOW: Vast Sun Storm Triggers Stunning Northern Lilghts

Posted 09.05.2012 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 09/04/2012 06:23 PM EDT on The northern lights erupted in a stunning display Monday night (Sept. 3) after a r...

PHOTO: Outer Space 'Jungle Juice' Is Your Next Awesome Party Cocktail

Posted 08.17.2012 | Science

Dig that black light out of the depths of your garage and get ready to impress people with it all over again. The Campus Companion created a drink ...

LOOK: Auroras, Planets Team Up To Stage Stunning Sky Show

Posted 07.17.2012 | Science

By: Tariq Malik Published: 07/17/2012 01:21 AM EDT on A spectacular northern lights display and planetary lineup converged this past w...

THIS WEEKEND: Solar Flares May Amp Up Northern Lights

Posted 07.13.2012 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 07/13/2012 12:01 PM EDT on A massive solar eruption may trigger an exceptional weekend northern lights displa...

Strange Sounds Of Auroras Explained In New Study

Posted 07.27.2012 | Science

The northern lights of Earth are more than just dazzling light shows — they also generate their own strange applause too, a new study reveals. The...

The Next Katrina Could Be a Deadly Solar Storm

Richard Schiffman | Posted 09.04.2012 | Green
Richard Schiffman

The last recorded Solar Superstorm called the "Carrington Event" occurred over a period of nine days in 1859. Auroras were seen as far south as the Caribbean, and telegraph networks failed across the Northern Hemisphere, in some cases even catching fire.

WATCH: Sweden's Night Sky Swirls With Spectacular Color

Posted 06.25.2012 | Science

By: Denise Chow Published: 06/24/2012 09:28 AM EDT on An incredible time-lapse video three years in the making has captured the bewitc...

WATCH: Cameras Photograph Aurora Borealis At 100,000 Feet

Posted 04.26.2012 | Science

UPDATE: 4:00 p.m. 4/26 -- An earlier version of this story quoted "Plasma Jam's" description on Vimeo, which has since been changed, that said it "con...

WATCH: Northern Lights Dazzle Minnesota Sky

Posted 04.25.2012 | Science

The aurora borealis put on a dazzling show in more than a dozen states Monday night, according to A particularly spectacular disp...

NASA Expedition 30 Video: Earth Like You've Never Seen It Before

Paul Yeager | Posted 06.23.2012 | Green
Paul Yeager


Breathtaking New Footage Of Alaskan Northern Lights

Posted 04.12.2012 | Green

Michael Kofsky of the Wall Street Journal, filmed some incredible footage in Alaska of the Northern Lights. Watch the video above and see more of ...

Solar Storm Shakes Earth's Magnetic Field

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 05.09.2012 | Science

WASHINGTON — The solar storm that seemed to be more fizzle than fury got much stronger early Friday before fading again. At its peak, it was th...

Venus Spacecraft 'Blinded' By Raging Solar Flare

Posted 03.08.2012 | Science

By: Denise Chow Published: 03/08/2012 01:06 PM EST on Strong radiation from one of the most intense solar storms in the past five year...

Where To See The Northern Lights Tonight

Posted 03.08.2012 | Green

Though the massive solar storm that hit earth late yesterday may cause satellite disruptions and power outages over the next 24 hours, the news isn't ...

Solar Storm Strong, But Earth May Be Lucking Out

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 05.08.2012 | Science

WASHINGTON — Our high-tech world seems to have easily weathered a solar storm that didn't quite live up to its advance billing. While some expe...

TONIGHT: Solar Storm May Bring Awesome Aurora

Posted 03.08.2012 | Science

By: Denise Chow Published: 03/07/2012 06:16 PM EST on A massive solar storm may spark an intense northern lights display for skywatche...

WATCH: Biggest Solar Storm in Years Now Bombarding Earth

Posted 03.08.2012 | Science

By: Denise Chow Published: 03/08/2012 01:52 AM EST on This story was updated at 6:58 a.m. EST. The biggest solar storm in five years ...

Earth Bombarded By Strongest Solar Storm In Years

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 05.08.2012 | Science

WASHINGTON -- One of the strongest solar storms in years engulfed Earth early Thursday, but scientists say the planet may have lucked out. Hours af...

WATCH: Sun Delivers Solar Flare One-Two Punch

Posted 03.08.2012 | Science

By: Tariq Malik Published: 03/07/2012 07:31 AM EST on The sun unleashed a cosmic double whammy Tuesday (March 6), erupting with two ma...

WATCH: New Aurora Borealis Looks Amazing From Space

Posted 03.05.2012 | Science

By: Staff Published: 03/05/2012 01:44 PM EST on If you've ever been awestruck by the sight of the northern lights dancing ov...

Solar Storm Study Spotlights Risk Of Catastrophe

Posted 03.01.2012 | Science

An aurora borealis may be beautiful, but can there be too much of a good thing? A new study published in the journal Space Weather analyzed the freque...

PHOTOS: Rocket Launched Into Aurora Borealis Makes For Spectacular Photos

Posted 02.21.2012 | Science

By: Staff Published: 02/21/2012 07:17 AM EST on A team of scientists launched a small rocket into an eye-popping northern ligh...

Fast-Motion Art Of The Sky

Posted 02.13.2012 | Arts

Most of the artwork we feature on HuffPost Arts is created by, well, human beings, but sometimes the most dazzling visuals are beyond our control. We ...