Astronaut’s view of Earth’s aurora

THIS VIDEO OF THE AURORA AUSTRALIS was created from a sequence of still shots taken by astronauts on board the International Space Station (ISS). The images were acquired on September 11, 2011 as the ISS orbit pass descended over eastern Australia.

The Aurora Australis is the glow produced by air molecules as charged particles from the Sun are deflected into the upper reaches of the atmosphere by Earth’s magnetic field.

Adapted from information issued by NASA.

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