If the aurora happens in space, you probably can’t call it the Northern Lights. But names aside, this shot of an aurora (and the ISS bathed in moonlight) is certainly pretty.
The picture was taken by ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti a few nights ago. Cristoforetti is on the ISS for six months as part of Expedition 43, and she’s taking the time to populate Flickr with as many great photos as us poor earthlings can handle. [ESA]
Image credit: ESA/NASA