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Stunning Images of Morning Aurora from International Space Station

9 Oct 2015, 10:46 am

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NASA astronaut Scott Kelly captured this photograph from the International Space Station on Oct. 7, 2015.

Sharing with his social media followers, Kelly wrote, “The daily morning dose of #aurora to help wake you up. GoodMorning from Space Station! YearInSpace”

The Northern Lights will also be visible for northern areas of the United States and much of the United Kingdom.The extra visibility is caused by a burst of solar wind coming from a coronal hole in the Sun, which is shooting solar winds at the planet. This has all combined with the time of year to make the Northern Lights extra visible. By the way, the season of the year has an influence. The science behind this is not fully understood, but the two equinoctial periods in spring and autumn tend to produce an increase in aurora compared with winter and summer.

Of course best way to see the lights is to head somewhere as dark and away from light pollution as possible.

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