Desktop Wallpaper: Northern lights

Aurora borealis

The Winter Solstice is approaching, which means winter, which means cold weather and long nights. And for the kid in all of us, (well, in me at least) it brings up memories of the North Pole. Imagine going to work under the colorful aurora borealis (northern lights).

This gallery was originally published in December 2010.

Credit: Philippe Moussette, NASA

By Mark Kaelin

Mark W. Kaelin has been writing and editing stories about the IT industry, gadgets, finance, accounting, and tech-life for more than 25 years. Most recently, he has been a regular contributor to,, and TechRepublic.