NASA has released a stunning timelapse video featuring the Southern Lights, also known as Aurora Australis, over Earth’s Southern Hemisphere.
The amazing video was created earlier this month by astronauts who used hundreds of pictures taken on board the International Space Station over the Southern Hemisphere.
The video went viral this week and has captivated quite the audience.
The caption of the YouTube video reads, “This video of the Aurora Australis was created from a sequence of still shots taken by astronauts on board the International Space Station. The images were acquired on September 11, 2011 as the ISS orbit pass descended over eastern Australia.”
The beautiful Aurora Australis is an amazing natural light display that usually takes place near the South Pole and is caused by, according to Irishweatheronline.com, by the collision of energetic charged particles directed by Earth’s magnetic field.
In the Northern, the effect is known as the Aurora Borealis, or the Northern Lights. Back in April, the natural light display was captured in a beautiful video by a flight patron.
One passenger flying from San Francisco to Paris captured amazing images and turned his shots into a captivating video that hit the web in April. Nate Bolt took the shots 30,000 feet out of the window of a flight he was on. Surprisingly, Bolt didn’t plan on capturing the beautiful lights but through his long exposure camera, he was shocked when he looked at the film.