The short hours of daylight allow for many opportunities to see one of Alaska's unique offerings, the Aurora
Borealis, also known as the Northern Lights.
After witnessing the viral response, MacDonald, now at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, founded Aurorasaurus -- a citizen science project that tracks auroras
through the project's website, mobile apps and Twitter.
Borealis - better known as the Northern Lights - has been mesmerising people in the United Kingdom with rare displays of spectacular lights and colours in the sky.
is a beautiful display of lights in the sky near the
Following a rehearsal, she sat down to discuss her preparations for the role of Aurora
, one of the cornerstones and most challenging roles of the 19th-century ballet repertoire.
Hubble took ultraviolet pictures of Saturn's auroras
while Cassini recorded radio emissions from the same regions of the planet.
4 There, the night sky lights up with auroras
when electrons strike oxygen and nitrogen gas in Earth's upper atmosphere.
Although Cluster's orbit enabled the spacecraft to observe the breach for only 5 minutes, IMAGE's observations of the aurora
indicate that the breach lasted for at least 4 hours, assert study coauthor Harald U.
To get a front row seat for these amazing auroras
, gaze skyward from dusk until midnight.
form when (electrons, solar winds) pass by Earth.