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Pretty picture: Fly through the aurora

Filed under spacecraft, human spaceflight, International Space Station, Russian human spaceflight

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Pretty picture: Fly through the aurora Noguchi took this photo from his berth aboard the International Space Station on April 5, 2010, as the Station flew through Earth's aurora at 28,000 kilometers per hour. A geomagnetic storm was exciting an unusual level of auroral activity at the time. A Russian Progress module is visible docked to the Station in the middle ground.

NASA / Soichi Noguchi

Noguchi took this photo from his berth aboard the International Space Station on April 5, 2010, as the Station flew through Earth's aurora at 28,000 kilometers per hour. A geomagnetic storm was exciting an unusual level of auroral activity at the time. A Russian Progress module is visible docked to the Station in the middle ground. The photo appeared on Noguchi's Twitter feed, followed at the time by 174,000 people. Phil Plait has a little more information on what we can see in the photo.

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This image is in the public domain. Original image data dated on or about April 5, 2010

 

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