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Aurora Borealis From Space

An amazing northern lights photo from space showing the ring around the earth where the aurora is most prominent.

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Exhibit B. Previous pinner: Aurora Borealis from the International Space Station. Me: This is a wonderful photo, the likes of which I never thought I’d see! First of all, The ISS is in what is called a low earth orbit, only 249 miles above us. That is why the Earth is so big in this shot, and why you can see so much detail on the ground. Notice the blue line on the horizon. The ISS is either approaching or leaving behind daylight.

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In every season, at every hour, Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming is a stunning and surprising landscape. Remote enough for dark skies to allow the Milky Way to shine and featuring steam rising from hot springs tinted with colorful bacteria and reflecting the aurora borealis, a night in the park offers enough wonders for a lifetime. Photo courtesy of Bryony Richards.

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Aurora borealis (northern lights) from space. I was so sorry to discover this is an artist's photoshop. Now i may never know if the aurora ever really does this.

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