Photo of the week

The glow built into “amazing spikes higher than our orbit.”

The ISS flew right over the center of this ring of lights. ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet captured the view on Nov. 4, 2021. ESA/NASA–T. Pesquet

The sun has been acting out recently, sending out impressive burps of solar material that have reached Earth and triggered eye-popping aurora action. The glimmering waves of colorful lights aren’t just for those of us on the planet’s surface. The crew of the International Space Station has been getting an eyeful of knockout auroras.

A fresh ISS image shows just how radical this crop of auroras has been. There’s a radiant ring of green with shreds of light emanating outward from the curvature of the planet. It’s surreal… More about this in link below…

https://www.cnet.com/google-amp/news/space-station-astronaut-captures-unbelievable-view-of-fiery-earth-auroras/

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