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Auroras Over Earth: Amazing Northern Lights Photos from Space

Aurora Australis and the Indian Ocean

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Aurora Australis, seen at right on Earth's horizon, and daybreak (left) highlight this photograph taken by one of the Expedition 30 crew members on March 6, 2012 aboard the International Space Station.

Aurora Over Calgary and Spokane

NASA

This beautiful image of the multi-colored aurora borealis over Earth was photographed by one of the Expedition 30 crew members aboard the International Space Station. Image taken Feb. 19, 2012.

Aurora Over Alaska by Expedition 30

NASA

This beautiful image of the multi-colored aurora borealis over Alaska was photographed by one of the Expedition 30 crew members aboard the International Space Station on Feb. 19, 2012.

Clouds and Aurora Borealis

NASA

Minor activity of Aurora Borealis is easily recognized at left side of Earth's limb in this 24-mm image photographed by one of the Expedition 30 crew members aboard the International Space station. Image taken Feb. 6, 2012.

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