33 Of The Most Spectacular Aurora Photos Ever Featured By NASA


Aurora Borealis (also knows as polar lights or northern lights) and their counterpart, Aurora Australis (the southern lights) — is the most magical work of nature that we can admire.

Best Stuff Online writer Danielle Hartshorn gave us a collection of stunning Aurora photos earlier this year, but this new set of photos — all of which have been featured by NASA — deserve a new post.

1. Queenstown, New Zealand

Source: Minoru Yoneto

 

2. Prudhoe Bay, Alaska

Source: Greg Syverson

 

3. Lekangsund, Norway

Source: Hugo Løhre

 

4. Whitehorse, Yukon

Source: Joseph Bradley

 

5. Whitehorse, Yukon

Source: David Cartier, Sr.

 

6. Expedition 32, ISS

Source: Joe Acaba/NASA

 

7. Faskrudsfjordur, Iceland

Source: Jónína Óskarsdóttir

 

8. Kvaløya Island, Norway

Source: Fredrick Broms

 

9. Expedition 29, ISS

Source: NASA

 

10. Alberta, Canada

Source: Zoltan Kenwell

 

11. ISS

Source: Scott Kelly/NASA

 

12. Delta Junction, Alaska

Source: Sebastian Saarloos

 

13. Donnelly Creek, Alaska

Source: Sebastian Saarloos

 

14. Expedition 41, ISS

Source: NASA/ESA/Alexander Gerst

 

15. Northern Norway

Source: Ole Salomonsen

 

16. Christchurch, New Zealand

Source: Steven Graham

 

17. Grand Forks, North Dakota

Source: Jonathan

 

18. Yukon, Canada

Source: Jonathan Tucker

 

19. Tromsø, Norway

Source: Harald Albrigtsen

 

20. Expedition 46, ISS

Source: Scott Kelly/NASA

 

21. Harstad, Norway

Source: Johnny Henriksen/Spaceweather.com

 

22. Expedition 29, ISS

Source: NASA

 

23. Alberta, Canada

Source: Zoltan Kenwell

 

24. Expedition 23, ISS

Source: NASA

 

25. Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska

Source: Joshua Strang/USAF

 

26. ISS

Source: Scott Kelly/NASA

 

27. ISS

Source: Scott Kelly/NASA

 

28. ISS

Source: Scott Kelly/NASA

 

29. ISS

Source: Scott Kelly/NASA

 

30. Expedition 42, ISS

 

31. Expedition 30, ISS

Source: NASA

 

32. Cascade Mountains, Oregon

Source: Jason Brownlee

 

33. ISS

Source: NASA

 

Which one is your favorite? They’re all beautiful and fascinating, I can’t even choose!

While you’re at it, here are 25 facts about Aurora Borealis:

 

H/T: Twisted Sifter

Image via Jonathan

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