The International Space Station was travelling over Australia when it captured this stunning display of Aurora Australis, or Southern Lights.
These ultra high-definition time-lapse videos filmed from the ISS are simply out of this world.
The lights, also known as polar aurorae, are typically only seen in regions near the North and South poles.
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NASA's also released an almost surreal video of the event on its Flickr stream, which you can see below. WATCH: Sure we've
According to the Geophysical Institute at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, an aurora is caused by the collision of electrons
The Earth is glowing. Back in July, the ISS got this great glimpse of the Aurora Australis during the final space shuttle
Now here's a rare 220 mile-above earth view of the aurora australis, the southern hemisphere's counterpart to the northern
This image of the southern lights was captured aboard the International Space Station (ISS) at an altitude of 217 miles. Aurorae