Astronaut Luca Parmitano captured from ISS beautiful Aurora Australis, or aurora in the southern hemisphere, and the sunrise over New Zealand.

Credit: Luca Parmitano, ESA, NASA

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.

Reference: Luca Parmitano’s Tweet
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