NASA's astronaut has captured the color image during one of the 15 orbits of the planet's space station. Each day, the International Space Station (ISS) travels around the Earth about 15 times. During these orbits, which last for 90 minutes, the ISC passes through the day and night parts of the Earth. Frequent flyers give NASA astronauts an unprecedented opportunity to capture the hypnotic phenomena on the planet.
Here, NASA's astronauts glimmered a bright green light that lit the night near the southern pole on Earth.
The physicist and engineering expert wrote: "Years ago at the South Pole I looked up to the Aurora for inspiration during the 6-month-long winter night.
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I know they are so inspirational from above. #nofilter "
When charged particles carried by solar winds are washed over our planet, they interact with oxygen and nitrogen in the atmosphere.
These interactions excite the gas at high altitudes to the point where they start to shine in different shades of green, blue, yellow, red and violet.
The American Center for Weather Forecasting (SWPC) explained: "The Aurora Borealis and Aurora Australis (southern lights) are the result of an electron collision with the upper
" The electrons are energized by rear acceleration processes part of the magnetosphere and at lower heights along the lines of the aural fields
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"Accelerated electrons follow the Earth's magnetic field to the Polar regions where they face the atoms the oxygen and nitrogen and the molecules in it the Earth's atmosphere, collisions, electrons transfer their energy into the atmosphere, thus excitement of atoms and molecules to higher energy states. "
After the atoms reassure a little to lower energy states, they release the folded energy in the form of colored light.In the northern hemisphere, near the North Pole, the lights are known as Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights.
In the southern hemisphere, near the South Pole, the so-called Southern Lights are called Aurora Australis.
NASA said: "Dancing lights of light provide incredible views of the earth, but also capture the imagination of scientists who study the energy input and particles from the sun."
But the glow is not the only hypnotized vision. astronauts are seen every day.
On June 7, Ms. Koch wrote a wonderful photo of Madagascar's winding rivers of 250 miles in space
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NASA astronaut is currently part of the crew of Expedition 59 and 60 ISS, launched at the Orbital Laboratory in March this year.
Ms. Koch graduated in 2001
In 2013, she was elected one of the eight members of NASA. astronaut class.