The "Aurora Forecast" from NOAA shows areas of the U.S. and Canada where the northern lights could have been visible Friday night.
September 13, 2014 If you weren't far enough in the north — or well-rested enough – to see the show, don't worry: stunning images were posted to Twitter and elsewhere. Here's a selection.
People view the Northern Lights over Bamburgh Castle Beach Thursday in Northumberland, England. A powerful solar flare caused the aurora borealis to be visible farther south than usual.
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February 28, 2014 "It is just good luck," says astronomer Mark Thompson of the BBC's Stargazing Live. "The last time I have seen it this spectacular was probably 20 years ago."
A photo of the Aurora borealis taken in Norway.
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April 13, 2013 A solar flare and ejection last Thursday is creating conditions for a display of the aurora borealis tonight, with the best viewing spots coming in the northern U.S.
The northern lights over Tromsoe, northern Norway, on Jan. 24, 2012.
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July 10, 2012 There have been folktales for centuries about sounds supposedly coming from the sky when an aurora borealis is lighting up the night. Now, scientists in Finland say they've recorded the noises. What they don't know yet, is what causes them.
The Northern Lights in the sky Thursday above Faskusfjordur on the east coast of Iceland Thursday.
March 9, 2012 The solar storm that swept over Earth Thursday didn't seem to cause any major problems, as some had feared. But the prediction that it would create some beautiful Northern Lights has proved to be quite true.
The Northern Lights over Marquette, Mich., last night.
October 25, 2011 From Alabama and Georgia north to the border with Canada, there are reports from all over the continental U.S. today about a fantastic display last night in the northern sky.
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