The Southern Lights from the ISS • Earth.com

Last update: July 18th, 2019 at 12:00 am

Today’s Image of the Day from the European Space Agency features the aurora Australis, a mesmerizing light display that is also known as the Southern Lights.

The lights are produced by solar wind that is slamming against Earth’s protective magnetic shield.

ESA astronaut Tim Peake captured this image from the International Space Station during his mission in 2016.

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

Image Credit: European Space Agency

 

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