Night of the Northern Lights
On 25th February 2014 Sun produced X4.9 flare which on 27th February caused G2 (KP 6) geomagnetic storm on Earth. It was the brightest aurora display so far during this solar maximum which I could wit...
Night of the Northern Lights
On 25th February 2014 Sun produced X4.9 flare which on 27th February caused G2 (KP 6) geomagnetic storm on Earth. It was the brightest aurora display so far ...
See Jupiter’s Psychedelic Auroras Like Never Before
Using Hubble's ultraviolet capabilities, the light show comes to life. First discovered in 1979 by NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft, the auroras were then photographed in collaboration with Cassini in 2000...
In Arctic winter, Marine Creatures Migrate By The Light Of The Moon
A few months ago, researchers reported the surprising discovery that marine creatures living in one Arctic fjord keep busy through the permanently dark and frigid winter months. Now, a report in the ...
Scientists Are Reawakening A ‘Giant Virus’ Frozen In The Siberian Wilderness
French researchers have announced that they will be reanimating a 30,000-year-old prehistoric virus, having discovered it deep underground in the frozen wilderness of north-eastern Siberia. Mollivirus...
Aurora Found Around Brown Dwarf Beyond Our Solar System
An aurora has been spotted outside our Solar System for the first time, scientists report. An international team detected the light display around a brown dwarf about 18 light years away in the Lyra c...
The Arctic is ‘unraveling’ due to climate change, and the consequences will be global
"What happens in the Arctic doesn't stay in the Arctic," says a new report. We often hear that climate change is radically reshaping the Arctic, a place many of us have never visited. As a result, it ...
Aurora Timelapse. Fire in the sky on Vimeo
This year the sun activity provides again dramatic aurora in the arctic sky. The time lapses were made with a Canon 5 D Mark II in northern Norway...
BBC News - What are the Northern Lights?
Graphics and explanation of how and why we can see the Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis.
Powerfully Striking Photos Show the Beauty of the Subarctic
Dave Brosha's portraits and landscapes capture an otherworldly essence filled with intense light and rich, vibrant colors. More than ten years ago and in sear…
24 Amazing Auroras: Aurora Borealis & Aurora Australis
We've collected 24 stunning auroras; either Auroras Borealis - the northern lights - or Aurora Australis - the southern lights. We love these pics! [24 Photos]
Cryosphere
The cryosphere (from the Greek κρύος cryos "cold", "frost" or "ice" and σφαῖρα sphaira, "globe, ball") is those portions of Earth's surface where water is in solid form, including sea ice, lake ice, r...
Cryosphere - Wikipedia
Salix arctica
Salix arctica (arctic willow) is a tiny creeping willow (family Salicaceae). It is adapted to survive in harsh Arctic and subarctic environments, and has a circumpolar distribution round the Arctic Oc...
Salix arctica - Wikipedia
Pingo
A pingo, also called a hydrolaccolith, is a mound of earth-covered ice found in the Arctic and subarctic that can reach up to 70 metres (230 ft) in height and up to 600 m (2,000 ft) in ...
Pingo - Wikipedia
In Arctic winter, Marine Creatures Migrate By The Light Of The Moon
A few months ago, researchers reported the surprising discovery that marine creatures living in one Arctic fjord keep busy through the permanently dark and frigid winter months. Now, a report in the ...
Scientists Are Reawakening A ‘Giant Virus’ Frozen In The Siberian Wilderness
French researchers have announced that they will be reanimating a 30,000-year-old prehistoric virus, having discovered it deep underground in the frozen wilderness of north-eastern Siberia. Mollivirus...
Arctic methane release
Arctic methane release is the release of methane from seas and soils in permafrost regions of the Arctic. While a long-term natural process, it may be exacerbated by global warming. This results in...
Arctic methane release - Wikipedia
True north
True north (geodetic north) is the direction along the earth's surface towards the geographic North Pole.True geodetic north differs from magnetic north (the direction a compass points toward the magn...
Aurora
An aurora is a natural light display in the sky (from the Latin word aurora, "sunrise" or the Roman goddess of dawn), predominantly seen in the high latitude (Arctic and Antarctic) regions. Auroras ar...
Aurora - Wikipedia
Polar vortex
There are two polar vortices in the atmosphere of planet Earth, one around the North Pole, and one around the South Pole. Each polar vortex is a persistent, large-scale cyclone, circling the planet's ...
Polar vortex - Wikipedia
Novaya Zemlya effect
The Novaya Zemlya effect is a polar mirage caused by high refraction of sunlight between atmospheric thermoclines. The Novaya Zemlya effect will give the impression that the sun is rising earlier than...
Novaya Zemlya effect - Wikipedia
Gelisols
Gelisols are an order in USDA soil taxonomy. They are soils of very cold climates which are defined as containing permafrost within two meters of the soil surface. The word "gelisol" comes from the La...
Gelisols - Wikipedia
Powerfully Striking Photos Show the Beauty of the Subarctic
Dave Brosha's portraits and landscapes capture an otherworldly essence filled with intense light and rich, vibrant colors. More than ten years ago and in sear…
Ice lens
An Ice Lens or ice lenses are formed when moisture, diffused within soil or rock, accumulates in a localized zone. The ice initially accumulates within small collocated pores or pre-existing crack, an...
Ice lens - Wikipedia
Midnight sun
The midnight sun is a natural phenomenon that occurs in the summer months in places north of the Arctic Circle or south of the Antarctic Circle, when the sun remains visible at the local midnight. Aro...
Midnight sun - Wikipedia
Aleutian Islands
The Aleutian Islands (/əˈlʲuːʃən/; possibly from Chukchi aliat, "island") are a chain of 14 large volcanic islands and 55 smaller ones belonging to both the United States and Russia. They form part of...
Aleutian Islands - Wikipedia
Yedoma
Yedoma is an organic-rich (about 2% carbon by mass) Pleistocene-age permafrost with ice content of 50–90% by volume. The amount of carbon trapped in this type of permafrost is much more prevalent than...
Arctic haze
Arctic haze is the phenomenon of a visible reddish-brown springtime haze in the atmosphere at high latitudes in the Arctic due to anthropogenic air pollution. A major distinguishing factor of Arctic h...
Arctic haze - Wikipedia
Active layer
In environments containing permafrost, the active layer is the top layer of soil that thaws during the summer and freezes again during the autumn. In all climates, whether they contain permafrost or n...
Active layer - Wikipedia
Zastruga
Sastrugi, or zastrugi, are sharp irregular grooves or ridges formed on a snow surface by wind erosion, saltation of snow particles, and deposition, and found in polar and temperate snow regions. They ...
Zastruga - Wikipedia