Astronaut captures aurora timelapse from International Space Station

Sep 13, 2022

Alex Baker

Alex Baker is a portrait and lifestyle driven photographer based in Valencia, Spain. She works on a range of projects from commercial to fine art and has had work featured in publications such as The Daily Mail, Conde Nast Traveller and El Mundo, and has exhibited work across Europe

Astronaut captures aurora timelapse from International Space Station

Sep 13, 2022

Alex Baker

Alex Baker is a portrait and lifestyle driven photographer based in Valencia, Spain. She works on a range of projects from commercial to fine art and has had work featured in publications such as The Daily Mail, Conde Nast Traveller and El Mundo, and has exhibited work across Europe

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European Space Agency (EAS) Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti has shared two incredible Timelapse videos of both the aurora borealis and moonrise from the International Space Station (ISS). The videos show the neon green lights shimmering across the globe and were taken from different vantage points in the ISS.

Also known as the Northern lights, the auroras have been particularly vivid this year due to increased solar flares and activity on the sun’s surface.

One of the videos also shows the moon rising over the horizon of the Earth as the ISS flies towards the aurora. The other video was taken looking out from the back of the Space Station.

It’s not just planet Earth that has auroras. Earlier this summer NASA released stunning images of Jupiter’s auroras, taken in incredible detail by the James Webb telescope.

Samantha called her point of view of the auroras a “sublime beauty”. I have to agree, her vantage point is one that few of us get to witness. We are very lucky that the ISS astronauts have such a passion for sharing their images and videos with the rest of us on the planet.

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Alex Baker

Alex Baker

Alex Baker is a portrait and lifestyle driven photographer based in Valencia, Spain. She works on a range of projects from commercial to fine art and has had work featured in publications such as The Daily Mail, Conde Nast Traveller and El Mundo, and has exhibited work across Europe

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