Aurora Australis Over Indian Ocean (NASA, International Space Station, 09/17/11)

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    Editor's note: Incredible photos from the ISS! This has also been added to the NASA Views Earth at Night photoset:

    This is one of a series of night time images photographed by one of the Expedition 29 crew members from the International Space Station. It features Aurora Australis over the southern Indian ocean. Nadir coordinates are 50.16 south latitude and 48.11 degrees east longitude.

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    1. Sergey Sus 41 months ago | reply

      its really cool! dont tell me the aliens and ufos get better view then us earthlings!

    2. Douglas M. Paine 41 months ago | reply

      That's sick, I'd give anything to take these kinds of photos!

    3. rhanelt 41 months ago | reply

      I'll never get tired of photos like these.

    4. © Montse★FELIZ 2012;-)) [deleted] 41 months ago | reply

      Oh, cuánto daría yo, por poder ver eso de cerca;-)) Maravillosa!!!!!

      Saludos. Feliz día;-))

    5. sdacosta85 41 months ago | reply

      I loved the video that they posted of this scene as well, excellent! Now if only I could get a window seat up there...

    6. Salvatore Lo Faro 41 months ago | reply

      Fantastica visione !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    7. dodagp 41 months ago | reply

      Rare beauty!
      Thank you so much for sharing with us

    8. ana - rosa 41 months ago | reply


    9. LTCE 41 months ago | reply

      Simply amazing! A big WOW!

    10. Nonac_Digi 41 months ago | reply

      Incredible image. Thanks for sharing.

    11. msuner48 41 months ago | reply

      Amazing colors and detail...

    12. pauline.kehoe 41 months ago | reply

      Fantastic capture.

    13. rupertcheek 41 months ago | reply

      Would it be within (c) limits to use this image on

    14. Fresh Light 36 months ago | reply

      ...........paradise shot

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