Boeing 747 captain Christiaan van Heijst has captured some spectacular images of the Northern Lights on a flight over the North Atlantic.
“The aeronautical weather charts we rely on provide a comprehensive overview: from destination forecasts and alternate weather to jet streams, pressure systems, and turbulence estimates, all the way up to an altitude of approximately 70,000 feet. Beyond that, you might think there’s no “Earthly weather” to concern us atmospheric adventurers.
“But you’d be wrong. Solar storms and cosmic radiation can wreak havoc on the ionosphere, turning long-range HF communications into a frustrating endeavour. On the flip read more ⇒