Southern Lights, Aurora Australis, from Space Released by NASA (Video)

By on Sep 21, 2011 in Astronomy, Events, Science, World Comments

Aurora Australis or Southern Lights
Image Credit: en.wikipedia.org

A video of the Southern Lights or Aurora Australis, which was captured from space by astronauts, was released by NASA, according to various news sites, September 21, 2011.

According to these reports, the Southern Lights are the counterpart of the Northern Lights or aurora borealis. The ‘curtains of color’ are caused by the ‘emissions of photons in the earth’s upper atmosphere.’

They usually appear as “curtains” or sometimes “quiet arcs”, which keep revolving and changing constantly. These provide a spectacular scene that some people find surreal.

The spectacular video was captured from the International Space Station when it passed over Eastern Australia and Antarctica on September 11, 2011.


Southern Lights or Aurora Australis
Video credit: itnnews /YouTube



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