photo of green aurora displays

Astronaut shares unreal images of the auroras from space

High above Earth, European astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti has an unparalleled view of shimmering auroras rippling through our planet’s atmosphere.

From her perch aboard the International Space Stationshe’s observed some particularly stunning instances of the southern lights, known as aurora australis, that appear as brilliant waves of cascading green bands high in Earth’s atmosphere.

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