Sumary of Astronaut takes stunning pictures of the Southern Lights from the International Space Station:
- French astronaut Thomas Pesquet has captured breathtaking images of the Southern Lights under the full moon from the International Space Station (ISS).
- The lights are created when charged particles from the sun enter Earth’s atmosphere.
- Usually the particles are deflected by the Earth’s magnetic field, but some enter the atmosphere and collide with gas particles.
- Pesquet added: ‘An aurora under the full moon, what could be better?
- ’Auroras occur when electrically charged sun particles enter the Earth’s atmosphere and collide with oxygen and nitrogen particles.
- This isn’t the first time Pesquet has delivered spellbinding photographs from the ISS. Earlier this year, he shared stunning images of Uluru, Australia, from his perch in space.