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Space and Physics

Watch The ISS Fly Over Spectacular Aurora

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Lisa Winter

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clockAug 25 2014, 17:05 UTC
1898 Watch The ISS Fly Over Spectacular Aurora
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Coronal mass ejections (CME) are huge eruptions of gas and magnetic field lines that come from the Sun. Earth’s magnetosphere protects us from damage, but they do interact and cause a spectacular show of light near the magnetic poles known as an aurora. Last week’s CME created an aurora that occurred as the ISS was passing overhead. 

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Check out this video released by the ESA:

 

 

[Hat tip: i09]


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