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Sun|trek is packed with spectacular images and movies of the Sun from solar space observations which can be downloaded for classroom work.'

An amazing northern lights photo from space showing the ring around the earth where the aurora is most prominent.

An amazing northern lights photo from space showing the ring around the earth where the aurora is most prominent.

The night sky is a dark place, with only the moon and stars to cast any light. But throughout the long winters high in the northern hemisphere there are nights that are illuminated with spectacular displays of green and blue light dancing across the skies.  We are talking, of course, about the Northern Lights. The Aurora borealis, to give them their proper name.

The night sky is a dark place, with only the moon and stars to cast any light. But throughout the long winters high in the northern hemisphere there are nights that are illuminated with spectacular displays of green and blue light dancing across the skies. We are talking, of course, about the Northern Lights. The Aurora borealis, to give them their proper name.

Jupiter appearing to be wearing a luminous crown in this Hubble Space Telescope image showing an aurora over one of the planet’s poles.

Jupiter appearing to be wearing a luminous crown in this Hubble Space Telescope image showing an aurora over one of the planet’s poles.

On the night of the Aurora Australis, I was about to pack up and head back to the car when I saw this amazing aurora right over the top of my head. It made this long triangle across the ceiling of the sky, so I had to do that thing where I get my camera in that strange position on the tripod of pointing up. - Queenstown, New Zealand - Photo from #treyratcliff Trey Ratcliff at http://www.StuckInCustoms.com

On the night of the Aurora Australis, I was about to pack up and head back to the car when I saw this amazing aurora right over the top of my head. It made this long triangle across the ceiling of the sky, so I had to do that thing where I get my camera in that strange position on the tripod of pointing up. - Queenstown, New Zealand - Photo from #treyratcliff Trey Ratcliff at http://www.StuckInCustoms.com

Aurora Over The Trees Of Churchill Manitoba | David Marx Photography [cropped]

Aurora Over The Trees Of Churchill Manitoba | David Marx Photography [cropped]

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