Astronaut aboard ISS shares stunning video, photos of Aurora Borealis

Astronaut aboard ISS shares stunning video, photos of Aurora Borealis

NASA astronaut and flight engineer Jack Fischer shared photos and a time lapse video that he captured of a stunning glowing green aurora borealis from an altitude of nearly 250 miles.

The U.S. space agency said in a new release that Fischer, aboard the International Space Station (ISS), captured the time lapse video and photos on 26th of June this year.

Sharing the video, Fisher wrote in a tweet, “People have asked me what a 'burrito of awesomeness smothered in awesome sauce' is... Well folks, it looks like this...awesome sauce is green.”

The space agency explained that aurora borealis results in when collisions between gaseous particles of Earth and matter released by the Sun’s atmosphere occurs.

Back in May 2017, Fischer and veteran astronaut Peggy Whitson conducted the 200th spacewalk at the ISS, which is orbiting the planet at a speed of 17,500 miles per hour (mph).

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