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Aurora Near Australia (NASA, International Space Station, 07/15/14) | by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center
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Aurora Near Australia (NASA, International Space Station, 07/15/14)

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One of the more spectacular scenes of the Aurora Borealis was photographed by one of the Expedition 40 crew members aboard the International Space Station from an altitude of approximately 223 nautical miles on July 15, 2014. The crew member used a 50mm lens to record the image as the orbital outpost was over a point south of Australia. Parts of solar array panels of the space station are visible at right.

 

Image credit: NASA

 

Original image:

www.flickr.com/photos/nasa2explore/14762297893/in/set-721...

 

More about space station research:

www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/index.html

 

Crew Earth Observations on Flickr:

www.flickr.com/photos/nasamarshall/sets/72157621443555137/

 

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Taken on July 15, 2014