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NASA Releases Stunning Images of Earth from the Space Station (Video)

NASA Releases Stunning Images of Earth from the Space Station (Video)
NASA Releases Stunning Images of Earth from the Space Station (Video)
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NASA has shared a breathtaking time-lapse video taken from the International Space Station (ISS) 268 miles above Earth . The spectacular image features a spectacular northern lights that make our planet look like another Earth.

For many astronauts visiting the International Space Station  , witnessing the northern lights is often one of the highlights of their stay there. The natural phenomenon arises when particles from solar storms collide with gases in the Earth’s atmosphere.

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NASA shared the 64-second video on Twitter the other day. The video shows the northern lights from the orbiting station as it passes over the Indian Ocean before heading towards the moonlit Coral Sea east of Australia.

Combination of the Northern Lights and the Earth

If you’re wondering what’s in the middle of the image, it’s Canadarm2 , a key part of the International Space Station . The robotic arm is used to assist astronauts during spacewalks outside the station and to pick up visiting spaceships to help them dock safely with the habitable satellite.

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