NASA astronaut Thomas Pesquet, onboard ISS, shares spectacular view of dazzling aurora lights

03 April 2017, 05:34 PM
NASA astronaut Thomas Pesquet shares spectacular view of aurora lights (In pic: Rion-Antirion bridge in Greece)
NASA astronaut Thomas Pesquet shares spectacular view of aurora lights (In pic: Rion-Antirion bridge in Greece)

All what you usually see from your balcony is the concrete jungle, vehicles, hustle-bustle of city life! But there are some people who see such things in real life that most of us never will. One such person is French astronaut Thomas Pesquet, who has posted some breath-taking, spectacular view of the aurora borealis from space on social media. 

The pictures, that provide an impressive glimpse at the natural phenomenon as it stretches across the globe, are so stunning that they will make you speechless. 

Aurora borealis usually take place near magnetica pole both in the northern and southern hemispheres. The phenomenon occurs when atoms in the upper atmosphere come in contact with charged particles from the sun. The result is amazing and colorful streaks that stretch across the night sky.

In November 2016, Pesquet was sent into orbit as part of the Expedition 50 to kickstart the European Space Agency’s Proxima mission. Since then, he has been living aboard the International Space Station. He will return to Earth in May this year.

Pesquet has shared the beautiful view of the dazzling northern lights, as seen from space, via his Twitter handle and on Instagram.
The picture has been liked 30,000 times so far on Instagram and more than 15,000 times of Twitter. Twitteratis have retweeted it over 6,500 times.

Pesquet has also shared a picture of Rion-Antirion bridge in Greece with the hashtag #MondayMotivation. 

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First Published: Monday, April 03, 2017 05:23 PM
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