Did you know that astronauts may have the best views of the Northern Lights?

When orbiting the Earth, the Northern Lights can be seen directly across from the spaceships in a view unlike any other. The altitude of the Northern Lights is actually same as the altitude of the International Space Station and this is why the astronauts on board can see the lights from side.  When people or satellites take pictures of the aurora from Earth’s orbit the images can get pretty striking, and the astronauts are astonished!

You can find pictures from the official page of NASA, but we must admit that they are not very great photographers there:
https://www.nasa.gov/content/northern-lights-viewed-from-the-international-space-station

But they make terrific videos:

This is the 5th fact in our Northern Light Fact -series. Be sure to check the other facts from our website:

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