Astronaut David Saint-Jacques captured from ISS aurora over Antarctica.

Credit: David Saint-Jacques, CSA

Aurora is usually associated with Arctic region, but it is a discharging phenomenon that takes place at the polar region at over 100km above the ground. Auroras are called the “northern lights” in North America and Scandinavia, and “southern lights” or “Aurora Australis” in the southern hemisphere.

Aurora Australis from space is as follows (NASA’s image overlaid onto The Blue Marble composite image).

Credit: NASA

The local scenery on the ground is as follows.

Credit: Australian Government

Reference: David Saint-Jacques’s Tweet
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