News tagged with solar storm

Related topics:

Catch the northern lights with your mobile

Updates on the best opportunities to spot the Northern Lights in the UK are now available on a mobile phone app developed in association with scientists at Lancaster University.

Jan 26, 2015
5 / 5 (1) 1

Observing the Birkeland currents

When the supersonic solar wind hits the Earth's magnetic field, a powerful electrical connection occurs with Earth's field, generating millions of amperes of current that drive the dazzling auroras. These ...

Oct 06, 2014
4.2 / 5 (6) 1

How the sun caused an aurora this week

On the evening of Aug. 20, 2014, the International Space Station was flying past North America when it flew over the dazzling, green blue lights of an aurora. On board, astronaut Reid Wiseman captured this ...

Aug 22, 2014
5 / 5 (2) 0