NASA has shared the memorising sight of the Northern Lights display, a spectacular 250 milse above Earth.
ASTRONAUTS on the International Space Station have enjoyed a front row seat to the memorising Northern Lights display.
Now, Nasa has released a glimpse of the spectacular sight to the public, by showcasing a beautiful time-lapse video 250 miles above Earth.
The detailed footage shows the planet spinning as hazy green light flickers and blue light flashes across the North and South Poles.
Nasa wrote the show uses: «Time-lapses shot from the International Space Station, showing both the Aurora Borealis and Aurora Australis phenomena that occur when electrically charged electrons and protons in the Earth’s magnetic field collide with neutral atoms in the upper atmosphere.»
The Aurora Borealis and Aurora Australis, usually called the Northern and Southern Lights because they occur close to the poles, are the effect of energetic particles from the solar wind colliding with the gas in the atmosphere.
Nasa releases STUNNING aurora borealis time lapse (Image: NASA)
The Earth’s magnetic field to funnel these particles towards the poles, meaning the collisions become concentrated there, producing bright colourful displays.
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Nasa said studying the aurora from space could provide scientists with details about the behaviour of the sun.
The latest video have been released to celebrate the launch of NASA Television’s ultra-HD video channel called NasaTV UHD , described as «the first ever non-commercial consumer ultra-high definition (UHD) channel in North America».