Aurora Borealis Science and How To

Aurora Borealis FAQs

Aurora Borealis FAQs

Answers to the most popular questions I've received over my years of aurora hunting.

AuroraHunting Tips

Aurora Hunting Tips

Find out when, where & how to view the northern lights.

Photographing the Aurora

Photographing the Aurora Borealis

Learn more about getting the shot, setting up your camera, and how to photograph your own northern lights.

How the Auroras Form

How the Aurora Borealis Form

Learn what generates this amazing phenomenon.

Moon Phases

Moon Phases

Is it waxing or waning? Find out more about Earth's largest natural satellite.

Star Chart

Solar Cycle

The sun has a heartbeat. Every 10 or 12 years it beats, and it beats hard. This is known as the solar cycle and is measured by the number of sunspots visible on the sun. The more sunspots, the more solar flare energy is being released into space which means more aurora activity!

Star Chart

Star Chart

Look up at the night sky, and learn to recognize the stars and their constellations.


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