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Southern Lights near the Great Australian Bight

Auroras show out atmosphere’s connection to the heliosphere—the solar system-wide atmosphere of the Sun.


Astronaut photograph ISS052-E-63378 was acquired on August 19, 2017, with a Nikon D4 digital camera using a 22 millimeter lens, and is provided by the ISS Crew Earth Observations Facility and the Earth Science and Remote Sensing Unit, Johnson Space Center. The image was taken by a member of the Expedition 52 crew. The image has been cropped and enhanced to improve contrast, and lens artifacts have been removed. The International Space Station Program supports the laboratory as part of the ISS National Lab to help astronauts take pictures of Earth that will be of the greatest value to scientists and the public, and to make those images freely available on the Internet. Additional images taken by astronauts and cosmonauts can be viewed at the NASA/JSC Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth. Caption by Andi Hollier, Texas State University, Hx5, JETS Contract at NASA-JSC.

Published October 2, 2017
Data acquired August 19, 2017

Source:
ISS > Digital Camera
Collection:
Astronaut Photography