The space agency is sharing a remarkable image of the
, taken from the International Space Station.
The southern lights, which are similar to the
, can be seen best from
Tasmania, New Zealand and Antarctica
, according to Smithsonian Magazine.
"incredible atmospheric lightshow"
is "just as captivating" as that of the aurora borealis, the magazine says.
In the image, which
posted on Instagram and on its own site Tuesday, a
greenish glow arises
above the curve of the Earth.
The color changes to
as the light goes higher above the horizon. At the right, a section of the
International Space Station
can be seen.
Two photographers used
to create one stunning color image
Conversely, if these same particles collide with nitrogen in our atmosphere they illuminate the sky in glows of blue and purple," NASA said.
Bob Hines, a pilot currently on the
, took the picture and several others he posted on Twitter last week, noting the "
Absolutely SPECTACULAR aurora today!!"
Along with the images,
encouraged its followers to
"Let your light shine."
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