Astronauts on the International Space Station won the internet this week.
The team of Brainiacs from 15 nations around the world has shared photos taken from space in Earth’s Aurora Borealis, glowing a beautiful shade of green between city lights and shining stars. They shared the photos on Instagram and also on the NASA Johnson Flickr page, which, by the way, is 100 percent worth checking out.
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The aurora hovered over Russia, Sweden, and Finland.
Courtesy of NASA
For those of you in need of a little refresher, Earth’s aurora is caused by plasma particles escaping from the sun at high speeds to create what is known as solar winds and majestic light displays. Earthlings often call this phenomenon the northern lights.
In the photos, according to the Flickr page, we can catch a glimpse of the aurora over the earth’s horizon, which hovers over Russia, Sweden and Finland. Earlier this month they also discovered the phenomenon over Kazakhstan.
The view was “impressive” even for the astronauts. But one commenter couldn’t help but ask, “Where’s Bernie?”