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the aurora



Hello, Andy Breen here. When I was young, I was lucky enough to see a display of the northern lights or the aurora. They have to be one of the most beautiful sights I've ever seen and I’ve been hooked ever since!


It is with great sadness that we report the premature death of Andy Breen on 9th December 2011.


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The Northern Lights Aurora Borealis

This photo of the northern lights aurora borealis was taken in Kvaløya close to Tromsø, Norway, by Bjørn Jørgensen.


Northern Lights, a Magic Light Display

Northern Lights, a Magical Light Display by Pål Brekke



Science of Northern Lights Aurora Borealis

Science of the Northern Lights Aurora Borealis by Pål Brekke.




I wanted to find out more about these strange lights. What are they? Why do they happen? Looking for the answers to those questions was how I ended up measuring the solar wind speed from the Arctic.


This is what aurorae can look like. Here’s another example mouse over arrow, and another taken from the space shuttle mouse over arrow


I spend at least a couple of days a month at Tromso in the north of Norway, at Sodankyla in Finland or at Kiruna in Sweden making my measurements.

Map of Norway & Sweden



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