ESA astronaut Tim Peake took this image from the International Space Station during his six-month Principia mission. He commented: "The ISS just passed straight through a thick green fog of aurora…eerie but very beautiful."
Professional photographer Max Alexander has known Tim Peake from before his launch into space and gave Tim photography tips during his mission. Max comments: "The International Space Station is flying right through the aurora in this eerie image - which also gives the viewer the feeling of passing through these curtains of light. Photographing this space weather on the surface of the Earth is difficult; much harder still from space due to the speed the Space Station is travelling. Tim has very quickly mastered low light photography to capture this."
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