Watch Aurora Borealis From Space In This Time-lapse Video

Posted: Aug 17 2015, 7:09am CDT | by , in News | Latest Science News


Watch Aurora Borealis From Space in this Time-lapse Video
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  • Aurora Borealis seen from the Vantage of Space captured by NASA astronaut Scott Kelly
  • Northern Lights Timelapse video Goes Viral

Astronauts made a video clip of the Aurora Borealis. It got seen from the vantage of space.

Space can be the ideal vantage point to see some pretty cool sights. NASA astronaut, Scott Kelly, has seen the Aurora Borealis from the ISS and even made a video clip of it.

He posted the video clip for us earthlings to see. And it is a sight to behold. The colorful and brilliant phenomenon's known as the Northern Lights. And it got viewed from the ISS which was travelling at a speed of 17,000  mph.

This was not a piece of junk photography. It was videography at its best. The ten second video clip captures the moment. That is when the green and violet colors flashing in the phenomenon. They meet the sunlight.

It was magical in its nature. And it is almost mystical in its beautiful vision. the sight reminds one of something from science fiction or the fine arts. The best word to describe it would be “Psychedelia”.

It is like a precious diorama. And the wonderful thing is that it is taking place on earth. The astronaut Kelly is spending 342 days in space aboard the ISS. He has a Russian cosmonaut alongside him.   

The video that got made was a time-lapse clip. It was an amateur effort though. Yet it came out as such a professional attempt in the end. Kelly has been exactly 141 days aboard the ISS so far, according to The Verge.

He is a seasoned astronaut who's used to the wear and tear and stresses and strains of outer space. He posted the video clip on Twitter. It immediately went viral.

To be shared between strangers on the Internet more than 4000 times is no mean feat. This is not the first time such an act of photography has taken place. Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti did the same some time back.  

The natural phenomenon known as the Aurora Borealis is spectacular to watch. The real reason behind this Cosmic Dance of Nature on Earth was cosmic rays. And solar winds and the magnetic plasma in the atmosphere.

The display of colorful lights is wonderful. It can send even the most boring person on earth into a reverie of curiosity. It is a panorama of rainbow rapture.

Several astronauts have taken to social media exposure through the years. This shows their enthusiasm for staying in touch with earthlings. That is even when on duty in the bleak environment of outer space.  

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