What the aurora looks like from above Earth!
[youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpvtTlZMt7Y]Aurora, Northern Lights, Flyover in HD, International Space Station
Published on Nov 2, 2014
Aurora australis and aurora borealis (northern lights) as viewed from the International Space Station. Auroras are caused by charged particles entering the atmosphere from above causing ionisation and excitation of atmospheric constituents as they collide with the earth’s magnetic field.
This video was compiled using time lapse footage shot from the International Space Station obtained courtesy of the Earth Science and Remote Sensing Unit, NASA Johnson Space Centre.