“The station’s orbit is 51.6 degrees above the equator and offers sweeping views of Earth’s aurora between the city lights and twinkling stars,” tweeted ISS.
By Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 08:36 AM
The International Space Station (ISS) often shares breathtaking images of Earth from space or images of other planets on their official Twitter profile. Just like these four images of Earth’s aurora, they tweeted recently. The pictures have now caused a stir among people. There is a high chance that you are intrigued too.
“The station’s orbit is 51.6 degrees above the equator and offers sweeping views of Earth’s aurora between the city lights and twinkling stars,” they wrote as they shared the images.
The post includes a link to a NASA-managed Flickr profile called Auroras. It describes what the images released by ISS show and where they were taken.
Since the post was shared, it has garnered more than 16,000 likes and the number is growing rapidly.
“Wow what a great job. What beautiful pictures! “wrote one Twitter user.” A photographer would do anything to go up there and photograph this too … so amazing! “shared another.” The Aurora looks amazing from space, “said a fourth.
What do you think of the pictures?
The image shows a region of space known as NGC 7822. (Instagram / @ nasachandraxray)
From Sanya Budhiraja
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 04:08 PM
“The psychological phenomenon where people see recognizable shapes in clouds, rock formations, or other unrelated objects or data is called pareidolia,” reads part of the caption shared alongside the post.
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