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Like a green ribbon snaking its way out into space this stunning image shows the famous Southern Lights from a rather unusual angle - above.

Taken by astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS), this picture shows the aurora australis against the backdrop of Earth's horizon.

These ever-shifting displays are most visible near the North (aurora borealis) and South (aurora australis) Poles.

The ISS was over the Southern Indian Ocean at an altitude of 350 km, with the astronauts looking towards Antarctica and the South Pole.

Dense cloud cover is dimly visible below the aurora. The curvature of the Earth’s horizon can be clearly seen as well as the faint blue line of the upper atmosphere.

The stunning sight is formed as charged particles streaming from the Sun – known as the solar wind - interact with Earth’s magnetic field, resulting in collisions with atoms of oxygen and nitrogen in the upper atmosphere.

This striking aurora image was taken during a geomagnetic storm that was probably caused by a coronal mass ejection from the Sun on May 24th.

The atoms emit photons as a means of returning to their original energy state. The photons form the aurora that we see.

The most commonly observed colour of aurora is green, caused by photons (light) emitted by excited oxygen atoms at wavelengths centered at 0.558 micrometers, or millionths of a metre.

Visible light is reflected from healthy (green) plant leaves at approximately the same wavelength.

Red aurora are generated by light emitted at a longer wavelength (0.630 micrometers), and other colours such as blue and purple are also sometimes observed.

While aurora are generally only visible close to the poles, severe magnetic storms impacting the Earth’s magnetic field can shift them towards the equator.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencete...#ixzz0rw0bZ7c9
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Wow! Pretty awesome sight, Play!

Ben, your lightning pic was too.
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Dana White releases a face-off for Chuck's next fight in the Octagon:

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Why don't your pics show unless your post gets quoted?

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Ok how stupid. I didn't see the pic so I quoted and saw the http thing then when I submitted it it wasn't there again...

Whatever. It must not be a good pic anyway
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Old 06-29-2010, 03:36 AM
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Ok how stupid. I didn't see the pic so I quoted and saw the http thing then when I submitted it it wasn't there again...

Whatever. It must not be a good pic anyway
I'm beginning to wonder if there are any pics. Everytime I tell him, "Ben, I can't see the picture; it's just a "x", he says, "Really, I can see it."

Must be for "Ben's viewing pleasure only!"
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