Aurora South of Africa

  • These beautiful colors create a "southern" charm
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Aurora South of Africa

This spectacular photo of these aurora, called Aurora Australis, were taken just south of the African continent.

Many swirls and colors are visible thanks to a particularly strong solar storm that hit during Scott Kelly's year in space.


What is the difference between the aurora borealis and the aurora australis?

What creates the different colors in the aurora?