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A picture from the International Space Station, provided Saturday by Dutch astronaut Andre Kuipers, shows southern lights between Antarctica and Australia. Photo by Reuters / Andre Kuiper / ESA / Nasa / Press Release
BLUE AURORAS: Northern Lights are usually green, and sometimes red. Those are the colors produced by oxygen when it is excited by electrons raining down from space. Micha Bäuml of Straumfjord, Norway, witnessed an appariton of aurora-blue.
(Sept. 15, 2017) – The spectacular aurora borealis, or the “northern lights,” over Canada is sighted from the space station near the highest point of its orbital path. The station’s main solar arrays are seen in the left foreground.