Learn exactly how and when to expect the next display of the northern lights with a few easy-to-use online tools.
Although forecasting an aurora remains an inexact science, here are several Web sites that go out on a limb and predict when an aurora might be imminent.
Until recently, the wonders of Iceland went largely unnoticed. Today, this small North Atlantic island is blossoming into a destination noted for its wealth of natural beauty — explosive geysers, gurgling mud pools, snakelike lava flows, majestic waterfalls, towering glaciers, steaming thermal baths, and magnificent northern lights. On November 1, 2002, thirty travelers journeyed...
If you don’t live in Alaska or Iceland, you can improve your chances of seeing an aurora and maximize your amount of sleep by monitoring the level of geomagnetic activity.
Photographing the aurora is not that difficult, but it does require a combination of the correct lens, the proper ISO (film) speed, the right exposure, and (of course) a cooperative auroral display.
Want to see an aurora? In this introduction to auroral phenomena, an expert explains what to look for, when, and how.
Many skywatchers who kept an aurora vigil during the morning hours of October 29, 2003, were richly rewarded by a spectacular display.
For the second time in two nights, an explosion on the Sun triggered a widespread display of the northern lights, this time during the evening of October 30, 2003.