Aurora Australis (NASA, International Space Station, 07/15/12)

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    The Expedition 32 crew onboard the International Space Station, flying an altitude of approximately 240 miles, recorded a series of images of Aurora Australis, also known as the Southern Lights, on July 15. NASA astronaut Joe Acaba, flight engineer, recorded the series of images from the Tranquility node. The Canadarm2 robot arm is in the foreground.

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    1. B. Klaes [deleted] 33 months ago | reply


    2. LTCE 33 months ago | reply

      Simply spectacular!

    3. rhanelt 33 months ago | reply

      Incredible photo.

    4. -jell- 33 months ago | reply

      Amazing shot, wish I could be up there to see it first hand!

    5. bob57911 33 months ago | reply

      WOW!!!! This is a Wonderful shot!! Thanks!

    6. NamWizard 33 months ago | reply


    7. fotozo 33 months ago | reply

      WOW - this is breathtaking. Must've been quite an experience to see it live from space :o)

    8. goclooney go 33 months ago | reply

      an amazing capture indeed !!

    9. dodagp 33 months ago | reply

      OM ! So striking and surreal !!!!

    10. LePalomé 28 months ago | reply

      Algo que se cree imposible de captar!

    11. mark-in-gr 26 months ago | reply

      Funny how some of the Exif data has no relevance for shots taken from space :-)

    12. ☀ Sussilapiloto ✈ 25 months ago | reply

      Exceptional image!!

    13. ☀ Sussilapiloto ✈ 25 months ago | reply

      Absolutely wonderful!

    14. RdeUppsala 10 months ago | reply

      As if coming from another world, amazing capture!

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