Astronaut Scott Kelly captures northern lights in time-lapse video
Footage from International Space Station shows aurora borealis during sunrise
You've never seen the northern lights quite like this before.
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) on Sunday were treated to an incredible view of the aurora borealis as the sun emerged from behind the Earth.
- Northern lights dazzle in the sky across Canada
- Astronaut Scott Kelly's aurora photos light up Twitter
U.S. astronaut Scott Kelly posted time-lapse footage of the sight to Twitter.
Like Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield before him, Kelly has been using his stint aboard the ISS to share video and photography from space on social media.
He took this latest footage on the 141st day of his year-long mission aboard the space station.
Another pass through <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Aurora?src=hash">#Aurora</a>. The sun is very active today, apparently. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/YearInSpace?src=hash">#YearInSpace</a> <a href="http://t.co/1uDtRzrGuY">pic.twitter.com/1uDtRzrGuY</a>—@StationCDRKelly
Day 141. The chapter of a day ends as it began. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Aurora?src=hash">#Aurora</a> on a sunrise. Good night from <a href="https://twitter.com/Space_Station">@space_station</a>! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/YearInSpace?src=hash">#YearInSpace</a> <a href="https://t.co/hZBMs9q0CS">https://t.co/hZBMs9q0CS</a>—@StationCDRKelly