“Glowing in the River:” NASA publishes an amazing picture of the aurora over the horizon of the earth
“That alone is the best view anyone can experience,” read a comment below the release.
From Sanya Budhiraja
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 08:42 PM IS
Experiencing an aurora, also known as the northern or southern lights, is a happy event. Since this natural light display occurs predominantly in regions with high latitudes, many worldwide do not have the opportunity to see this majestic natural spectacle. People often have to travel long distances to catch a glimpse of the northern lights.
If you’re someone who often wonders if and when they’ll get the chance to see an aurora, then this post shared by NASA seems tailored for you. The picture shows something even more unique than a sky full of northern lights. It shows what an aurora looks like from space. Let your eyes revel in this wondrous view until you get the chance to see the Northern Lights in real life.
NASA shared this picture on its official Instagram account on January 26th. The caption published next to the post describes what it represents. It reads, “Glowing in the river. The @ISS was circling approximately 263 miles over Romania when this photo was taken of the lights of the city of Sweden and Finland with an aurora over the earth’s horizon. The dark area between the two Scandinavian nations is the Baltic Sea “.
The text goes on to say, “Did you know? Ancient Assyrian stone tablets represent the oldest known accounts of aurors, dating back more than 2,500 years. The cuneiform descriptions were found on three stone tablets from 655 BC to 679 BC “.
Since this breathtaking snapshot was shared on the photo and video sharing platform, it has garnered over a million likes and a lot of comments.
Here’s what Instagram users had to say about the share. One person said, “Awesome”.
Another person wrote, “It’s beautiful”. “That alone is the best view anyone can experience,” read a comment below the release.
What do you think of this stake?
The picture shows Frosty Leo Nebula. (Instagram / @ nasachandraxray)
From Sanya Budhiraja
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 09:59 PM
“The Frosty Leo Nebula is rich in water in the form of grains of ice and is located about 3,000 light-years from Earth,” reads part of the caption next to the post.
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