Superbright aurora lights up Earth’s night side in incredible image from space

An astronaut aboard the International Space Station (ISS) captured a stunning new photo of the luminous green and red lights of an aurora hugging clouds swirling around Earth’s night side. 

“Another aurora but this one is special as it is so bright,” European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet wrote on Instagram and Twitter. “It is the full Moon lighting up the shadow side of Earth almost like daylight.” Pesquet snapped the photo on Aug. 20.

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