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See the Latest Jaw-Dropping Aurora Views from the ISS

This is incredible — the shimmering green aurora almost reaches up and touches the International Space Station in this latest video released by the NASA Crew Earth Observations website. The sequence of shots to create this video was taken by the crew of Expedition 30 on January 25, 2012 from 09:27:08 to 09:32:16 GMT, on a pass from northwestern Wisconsin to southeastern Quebec, near the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

Below are more views of the aurora as the ISS passes over the Pacific Ocean to the west coast of the US, and then an additional video shows a pass over the US to the Atlantic Ocean.

Just beautiful.

The sequence of shots was taken February 8, 2012 from 10:32:23 to 10:36:25 GMT, on a pass from the North Pacific Ocean, south of Alaska, to the northwest corner of the United States

This video sequence was taken taken February 3, 2012 from 05:46:17 to 05:53:28 GMT, on a pass from southeastern Minnesota to the Atlantic Ocean, east of Newfoundland and Labrador.

See more at the NASA Crew Earth Observations You Tube site.


Nancy Atkinson is currently Universe Today's Contributing Editor. Previously she served as UT's Senior Editor and lead writer, and has worked with Astronomy Cast and 365 Days of Astronomy. Nancy is also a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador.

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  • Hard Candy March 16, 2012, 4:29 PM

    this is jst really beautiful i wish that i could watch it live…

  • Peristroika March 16, 2012, 6:47 PM

    Dang, I live there and I didn’t see nuttin!

  • HeadAroundU March 17, 2012, 3:17 AM

    I wonder what is the circle in the last video at around 17 low-right.

  • f_martens March 18, 2012, 1:53 AM

    TRICKERIES! These are not from the latest solar flare. They are from late jan. to early feb. Why do you mislead us so?

  • Aqua4U March 18, 2012, 6:25 PM

    WOWie! Beautiful views from on high.. I like!