Northern Lights

Northern Lights seen from Palo Alto (Wilson Lam)

Stunning Photo Shows Northern Lights Make Rare Appearance In Bay Area

Extreme solar weather events pushed the Northern Lights so far last week that one Bay Area photographer was lucky enough to capture the celestial phenomenon.

07/01/2015

Northern lights shine over placid lake (Getty Images)

Aurora Borealis Lighting Up Night Sky All Week Due To Severe Solar Storm

A second strong solar storm this week is predicted to slam Earth Wednesday, causing fluctuations in the power grid and GPS while sparking bright auroras across the world.

06/23/2015

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Astronauts Take In Spectacular Northern Lights From Space

Astronauts on board the International Space Station captured otherworldly photos of the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, Tuesday night.

03/18/2015

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Strongest Magnetic Storm Of Solar Cycle Sparks Rare Auroras Across Northern California, Continental U.S.

A storm from the broiling sun sparked bright auroras reaching as low as Northern California Tuesday, according to the Space Weather Prediction Center.

03/17/2015

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NASA To Study Mysterious ‘Magnetic Explosions’ Between Earth, Sun That Unleash Dangerous X-Rays

Earth and the Sun may be 93 million miles apart, but cosmic explosions between the two celestial spheres occur often and with devastating effects–unleashing waves of radiation and disrupting GPS communications, and it is with this danger in mind that next month, NASA will launch four “Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission” satellites, studying these “magnetic reconnections” and better predicting the consequences of these cosmic phenomena.

02/24/2015

Alaska (credit: Thinkstock)

Planning Your Alaska Vacation

Are you thinking of taking the trip of a lifetime to Alaska? Take the hassle out of figuring out what to do, where to stay and where to eat by reviewing the tips from this quick guide to help you plan your Alaskan vacation.

01/09/2015

November 5th, 2014 (NASA SDO)

Massive Solar Flares Continue, Amazing Ultraviolet Image Captured By NASA Solar Observatory

From the surface of the sun, massive solar flares have been exploding out several million miles into space over the past few weeks, with the latest blast coming on November 5th at 1:47 a.m. Pacific time.

11/06/2014

An active region on the sun erupted with a mid-level flare, an M8.7 class, on Oct. 21, 2014, as seen in the bright light of this image captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. This image shows extreme ultraviolet light that highlights the hot solar material in the sun's atmosphere. Image Credit: NASA/SDO

Triple Massive Solar Flares Send Streams Of Radiation Toward Earth, Potentially Disrupting Radios And Navigation

A series of three massive solar flares over the past week has bathed Earth in higher than normal amounts of radiation, with the potential to temporarily black out radio communication and navigational equipment if the sun was hitting that part of the planet.

10/22/2014

Photo Credit: Mike and Anne Howard

A Couple’s 675-Day Honeymoon Across The World

Mike and Anne Howard share their thoughts on their 675-day honeymoon, traveling to six continents and 33 countries across the world.

03/11/2014

Portland, Maine

Best Places In America For A White Christmas

Holiday travelers dreaming of a White Christmas in America can find joy in knowing they can hear sleigh bells in the snow by visiting places in New England and the Great Lakes region such as Concord, New Hampshire, Madison, Wisconsin and Stowe, Vermont.

12/03/2013

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