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The Best Sites For Learning About The Northern Lights


A massive solar flare caused an especially spectacular light show — The Northern Lights — this past week (and in January, 2012 — see below). I don’t really understand how it all works, but there certainly some great pictures of it 🙂

Here are my choices for The Best Sites For Learning About the Northern Lights:

Northern Lights: Sun Storm Gives Spectacular Show is a slideshow from ABC News.

The Boston Globe has an infographic explaining the Northern Lights.

Northern Lights is a slideshow from MSNBC.

Mother Nature’s Stunning Light Show is a slideshow from Fox News.

‘Solar Tsunami’ Hurtles Toward Earth is a video from Fox.

You can create your own Northern Lights at Mr. Nussbaum.

Solar tsunami: aurora borealis or northern lights caused by solar flares is a slideshow from The Telegraph.

Another solar storm happened in January of 2012:

Strongest solar storm since 2005 hitting Earth is a photo gallery from The Sacramento Bee.

Massive radiation storm produces spectacular northern lights (+video) is from The Christian Science Monitor.

Here’s a great picture from the BBC.

Here’s a slideshow from

Here’s a CNN video:

And here’s another CNN video:

The Sky Is on Fire! Your Complete Visual Guide to the Northern Lights is from The Atlantic.

New Aurora Pictures: Solar Storms Trigger Northern Lights is from National Geographic.

Aurora 2012 from Christian Mülhauser on Vimeo.

The Northern Lights were filmed from the International Space Station recently. You can read more about it here:

The Northern Lights

Additional suggestions are welcome.

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Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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