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Stellar view of northern lights from astronauts Scott Kelly and Tim Peake on the Int'l Space Station

picture by SCOTT KELLY/NASA picture by SCOTT KELLY/NASA
picture by SCOTT KELLY/NASA picture by SCOTT KELLY/NASA

(CNN NEWSOURCE) Two astronauts have shared a unique view of the northern lights taken from above the earth.

Scott Kelly and Tim Peake shared online their view of the aurora borealis from the International Space Station.


The natural light display happens when a burst of the sun's gas and magnetic field causes a solar wind-- which is the stream of energy specks from the sun.

That stream hits the earth's atmosphere and there you go… lights!

You can see the polar lights from the ground but it's a very different view than what the astronauts witnessed.

Peake called their view of the aurora "magical."

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