Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Awesome: The Aurora Australis Seen from Space

Oh, how BEAUTIFUL. The view is from the International Space Station.

Here comes the science, as the NASA website explains the aurora phenomenon:

"These ever-shifting displays of colored ribbons, curtains, rays, and spots are most visible near the North (aurora borealis) and South (aurora australis) Poles as charged particles (ions) streaming from the Sun (the solar wind) interact with Earth’s magnetic field."

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