LOOK: Astronaut tweets spectacular view of aurora lights from space
Astronauts up in the International Space Station (ISS) have been regularly posting breathtaking photos of the earth on social media. The latest photo features aurora lights during a night-time pass of the Earth.
Uploaded by astronaut Thomas Pesquet to his Twitter account, the image shows a part of the planet at night, littered by specks of light from cities. Above this, however, are magnificent aurora lights that radiate an eerie green glow with streaks of blue.
Pesquet regularly uploads photos of what he sees while on the ISS. Here are shots of a space walk session while on the dark side of the Earth, and one of the unlit “hallways” of the ISS. Check out his Twitter account for more images of the Earth from space and the daily lives of astronauts. JB