Last update: August 19th, 2019 at 3:00 pm
Today’s Image of the Day comes from the NASA Earth Observatory and features a look at the aurora borealis lighting up the night sky over North America.
Even though the sun “sets” at night, it still emits a steady stream of energetic particles and radiation toward the Earth that interact with our atmosphere.
This image was captured at 2:46 am (Central Daylight Time) on April 21, 2018 by the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on board the Suomi NPP satellite.
Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory