Science and Exploration

Aurora Australis Viewed From Orbit

By Keith Cowing
Press Release
May 6, 2019
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Aurora Australis Viewed From Orbit
Aurora Australis

The aurora australis swirls above the Indian Ocean south of Australia as the International Space Station orbited 265 miles over Earth.

A portion of the dimly-lit Columbus laboratory module from ESA (European Space Agency) is seen in the top foreground.

iss059e013118 (April 4, 2019) Larger image

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