Aurora Australis from Space Station


André took this video of Aurora Australis from the European Cupola module in the Space Station. The beautiful phenomenon is caused by bursts of particles from the Sun pouring down Earth’s magnetic field into the atmosphere.

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  1. Probably a flare from sunlight hitting a reflective surface on another satellite. If you watch, you can spot a few different satellites in the video, but that particular one is pretty cool. You can actually see something similar from Earth – particularly from the Iridium satellites.

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