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Aurora From Orbit Sept. 17, 2011

27 Sep 2011, 19:57 UTC
Aurora From Orbit Sept. 17, 2011
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Coolest thing I’ve seen all month. –Ben Aurora From Orbit Sept. 17, 2011 This gorgeous view of the aurora was taken from the International Space Station as it crossed over the southern Indian Ocean on September 17, 2011. The sped-up movie spans the time period from 12:22 to 12:45 PM ET. While aurora are often [...]

Coolest thing I’ve seen all month.
–Ben
Aurora From Orbit Sept. 17, 2011
This gorgeous view of the aurora was taken from the International Space Station as it crossed over the southern Indian Ocean on September 17, 2011. The sped-up movie spans the time period from 12:22 to 12:45 PM ET.
While aurora are often seen near the poles, this aurora appeared at lower latitudes due to a geomagnetic storm – the insertion of energy into Earth’s magnetic environment called the magnetosphere – caused by a coronal mass ejection from the sun…
http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/videogallery/index.html?media_id=112616781

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