A strange aurora phenomenon, dubbed STEVE (Strong Thermal Emission Velocity Enhancement), has been spotted over Canada.
A huge "full-halo" solar ejection is headed straight for Earth, and will result in spectacular auroral displays on July 23.
A surge of solar wind following a coronal mass ejection from the sun is due to hit the Earth's atmosphere, creating a beautiful aurora display.
A solar storm as large as four planet Earths has been recorded hovering above the Sun's surface.
Footage of the Northern Lights was captured by Spencer Dant who was flying over Alaska.
The stunning phenomenon, also known as aurora borealis, could be seen in states including South Dakota and Montana on Wednesday night as part of a geomagnetic storm.
"Seeing a brilliant aurora is a life changing experience," climatologist Brian Brettschneider, who posted the footage, told Newsweek.
Santa will have some extra illumination to guide him over the North Pole this year as charged particles from the sun potentially enhance the aurora borealis.
The fact that the solar system could be traveling through a highly magnetized filament in space may also explain mysterious rope-like structures in the sky.
The time-lapse clip shows the phenomenon happening over Lake Wissota.
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A minor geomagnetic storm is to thank for the enchanting aurora borealis becoming visible in some parts of the norther U.S. on Wednesday night.
The video shows electrically charged electrons and protons colliding with atoms in the Earth's atmosphere.