Candy-colored auroras dance over mountains in Alaska.
Aurora Alert! Watch Now for Northern Lights
A storm of particles from the sun just slammed into Earth—here’s how to see the resulting sky show and capture the best aurora photos.
Sky watchers with clear skies across Canada, the northern United States, and other northern latitude countries should be on the lookout tonight for possible flare-ups of the aurora borealis.
The celebrated northern lights already put on a great show late Tuesday night for folks from Alberta to Ontario and in European countries such as Estonia, Denmark, and Germany. Earth’s bubble-like magnetic field was hit so strongly by charged solar particles that auroras were even seen farther south than normal, in places like Maine, Minnesota, and Wyoming.
Now, forecasters are predicting at least a 55 percent chance of a repeat performance, possibly with even more flashy auroras.
All this sky action is caused by a strong gust of solar wind that erupted off