Thomas Pesquet films a magnificent aurora australis from the ISS

SPACE – Thomas Pesquet posted on Twitter on September 14, 2021, a video of the aurora australis filmed from the ISS. The images are beautiful, as you can see in the video at the top of the article.

This is not the first time that the French astronaut has shared such an event on social networks. A few weeks earlier, we could discover a video of the same kind on the Twitter account of the photography enthusiast.

The aurora australis when it occurs at the south pole, or boreal when it occurs at the north pole, is the result of the interaction of particles ejected by the Sun with the Earth’s upper atmosphere. The solar wind then sets the sky ablaze, creating these moving arcs of different colors.

Thomas Pesquet and his crew, on board the ISS since April 23, 2021, are expected to return to Earth soon. The Alpha mission, which is initially scheduled to last 6 months, is coming to an end soon. No official return date has yet been announced.

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