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Here are some stunning pictures of Aurora from space. You can make any of these images into your computer desktop wallpaper. Just click on an image to enlarge it, and then choose “Set as Desktop Background”.
This image of a red Aurora Borealis was taken from the International Space Station on October 2001. Red Auroras was caused by the emission of 6300 Angstrom wavelength light from oxygen atoms.
This is an image of the Aurora Australis as seen from the International Space Station by the Expedition 23 mission crew. This was captured by on May 29, 2010 when the station was located over the Southern Indian Ocean.
This is an image of the Quadrantid meteor shower and the aurora. This image was obtained from the Quadrantid’s Multi-Instrument Aircraft Campaign (MAC) flying aboard NASA’s DC-8 aircraft on January 4, 2008. This recent meteor shower was able to generate more than 100 meteors per hour.
This is a nice view of the city lights and the Aurora Borealis. This photo was taken during the STS-108 mission from the space shuttle Discovery.
Here’s another view of the Aurora Australis taken in May 1991 by the STS-39 crew member onboard the space shuttle.
We’ve also recorded an episode of Astronomy Cast all about planet Earth. Listen here, Episode 51: Earth.