Aurora Borealis

Prepare your cameras for a strong aurora tonight

Mar 25, 2024
Alex Baker

If you’re in Northern Europe or North America, you might want to grab your camera tonight and step outside. Recent geomagnetic solar storms are making…

Build This Raspberry Pi-based DIY aurora detector for less than $300

Feb 19, 2024
John Aldred

If there’s one subject that a lot of photographers want to capture, it’s Aurora Borealis – otherwise known as The Northern Lights. But predicting them…

Watch: Photographer films extremely rare “aurora curls”

Feb 1, 2024
Dunja Djudjic

Photographer Jeff Dai captured a site you don’t see every day, not even if you live in the far North or South. He managed to…

Here’s what Solar Maximum means for Astrophotography in 2024

Dec 12, 2023
David Williams

You will undoubtedly see news from unusual places about auroras being visible in our night skies more frequently than we’re used to. There’s a good…

Northern Lights Photographer of the Year 2023 winners capture auroras in unlikely places

Dec 6, 2023
Dunja Djudjic

Travel photography blog Capture the Atlas has published the winners of the contest every aurora enthusiast loves: The Northern Lights Photographer of the Year. Like every year, this gorgeous gallery has been published in December because it coincides with the Northern Lights season. There isn’t only “one aurora to rule them all,” but the contest recognizes 25 images as the winners, and we bring you a selection I’m sure you’ll enjoy.

Photographers, keep an eye out for auroras around the world this weekend

Nov 30, 2023
Dunja Djudjic

A powerful solar flare erupted from the sun on November 29, 2023. It was classified as an M9.8-class, one of the strongest in recent years….

“Those cries of wonder when my students see the aurora borealis for the first time fill my heart”

Nov 27, 2023
Alex Baker

Paco Farero is a landscape photographer from Spain who specialises in nighttime photography. His images are a blend of impressive landscapes, astrophotography, and light painting….

Photographer captures the aurora, STEVE, Milky Way, and a shooting star in one photo

Nov 7, 2023
Alex Baker

The Northern Lights, or aurora borealis, have been creating quite a display this week. In fact, the dazzling phenomena have lit up skies much further…

Aurora to travel as south as Indiana this week. Here’s how to shoot it

Jul 11, 2023
Dunja Djudjic

A solar storm is coming this week, and you may already know what this means: the northern lights are coming to the south! Aurora Borealis…

A recent solar storm triggers aurora all over the world

Apr 25, 2023
Dunja Djudjic

A strong solar storm hit the Earth on April 23, 2023, causing disturbances in our planet’s electromagnetic field. Consequently, people from many different parts of…