The Antarctic aurora, photographed by ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst and posted on social media with the comment: "Antarctic Aurora fleeing from sunrise. I have rarely seen something more magical in my life!"
Alexander Gerst is currently a member of the resident International Space Station Expedition 40 crew. He is spending five and a half months living and working on the ISS for his Blue Dot mission.
Connect with Alexander Gerst on social media via: alexandergerst.esa.int