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Red and green colors predominate in this view of the Aurora Australis photographed from the Space Shuttle in May 1991 at the peak of the last geomagnetic maximum.
Image STS039-342-28 was provided by the by the Earth Sciences and Image Analysis Laboratory, Johnson Space Center. Additional images taken by astronauts can be viewed at
NASA-JSC’s Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth.
Published April 15, 2001