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Vibrant Video Of The Southern Lights

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This video, on site, was shared by an astronaut on the International Space Station (ISS). Paolo Nespoli captured this beautiful aurora display as the ISS passed over the Southern Hemisphere.

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Fiona O (584)
Wednesday September 27, 2017, 5:43 pm
The display's vibrant colors lit up the southern sky as the Antarctic Circle was just emerging from the long winter night. While Nespoli took the video on Aug. 20, the European Space Agency (ESA) released it on Sept. 15.

The brilliant displays of color are generated by charged particles from the solar wind. Earth's magnetic field channels these particles to the northern and southern latitudes. When the particles hit molecules in the atmosphere, the air glows like a neon light.

Besides the gloriously beautiful video on site there are links to wonderful photos.


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Animae C (514)
Wednesday September 27, 2017, 6:12 pm
WOW absolutely magnificent, I watched both vids in full-screen!

TY Fiona

David C (150)
Wednesday September 27, 2017, 8:18 pm
wow, awesome!

Colleen L (3)
Wednesday September 27, 2017, 9:14 pm
Awesome indeed. Thanks Fiona

Past Member (0)
Thursday September 28, 2017, 4:06 am
The most beautiful thing I've ever seen on earth (from the Northern Hemisphere).

Ben O (173)
Thursday September 28, 2017, 5:17 am

Roro l (0)
Thursday September 28, 2017, 6:35 am
Thank you!

Barb SiteIssues V (201)
Thursday September 28, 2017, 7:04 am
Noted, Thank you

pam w (139)
Thursday September 28, 2017, 10:21 am
WOW! Just WOW!

Lisa M (17)
Thursday September 28, 2017, 10:22 am
Absolutely spectacular! Thanks for sharing!

Connie O (44)
Thursday September 28, 2017, 10:47 am
Cool! Ty.

Ed Site Issues V (198)
Thursday September 28, 2017, 11:12 am
Noted, Thanks

Janet B (0)
Thursday September 28, 2017, 1:50 pm

Sheryl G (363)
Thursday September 28, 2017, 3:45 pm
Beautiful displays our Earth can give us.

Lenore K (0)
Thursday September 28, 2017, 5:48 pm

Bonnie Lynn M (1)
Thursday September 28, 2017, 6:26 pm
Thank you

Kelsey S (0)
Saturday September 30, 2017, 9:40 pm
Noted, cool

Peggy B (41)
Wednesday October 4, 2017, 8:00 am
Gorgeous. TYFS, Fiona.
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