Pure colors From space the colors of the aurora look extremely pure. Don't show this again. The aurora isn't just dancing for people in orbit. Captured by photographers Jingyi Zhang and Wang Zheng, the aurora was caused by particles emitting from the sun, which then smashed into our atmosphere to create the most beautiful, otherworldly display. Just hours after this year's winter solstice, the northern lights put on a stunning display over northern Canada.
Aurora photo: Viral Facebook pic of aurora is computer generated.
The Met Office is predicting another heatwave. Aside from being beautiful to behold, studying the aurora from space could provide scientists with details about the behaviour of the sun. Most important is to know the exact time and where the camera was pointing. Live lightning map of the UK. There are two types of auroras - Aurora Borealis, which means 'dawn of the north', and Aurora Australis, 'dawn of the south. Aurora offer a visual means to study space weather, the conditions in the upper regions of our atmosphere. Alzheimer's disease Drinking coffee could reduce your risk of Alzheimer's disease, scientists claim A new report by The Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee has revealed that drinking coffee can help to reduce the risk of neurodegenerative disorders.