Beautiful from Earth, incredible from space. ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst captured this time-lapse of an aurora just 10 days into his Horizons mission aboard the International Space Station.
Shot during one of the Space Station’s 16 daily orbits, this 38 second time-lapse comprises 950 images taken at an interval of 0.5 seconds.
Alexander will be living and working on board the International Space Station for six months from June to December 2018.
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