ISS astronaut snaps "absolutely unbelievable" aurora shot.

As many astronauts have shown over the station's history, life on board the International Space Station is an incredible privilege.

Now, NASA astronaut Josh Cassada has given skywatchers even more cause to covet that position by releasing a stunning snap of auroras from the International Space Station.

In its orbit, the ISS is 250 miles (400 kilometres) above Earth. Astronauts on the station have a unique view of Earth's events. Auroras are also similar.



On February 28, Cassada tweeted the ISS shot of the auroras, calling it "totally unbelievable."

This isn't the first time we've seen such stunning cosmic phenomena. Astronaut Robert Hines photographed a solar storm interacting with our atmosphere last year.

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 Auroras may stretch far beyond their regular display zones when our Sun's radiation is powerful enough. 

These ISS photographs of auroras also demonstrate how far these light displays spread into space.



This isn't the only news from the cherished space station this week. The Crew-6 mission, which was cancelled two minutes before liftoff, would bring four additional astronauts to the station.

Additionally, Russia's ISS rescue mission is officially underway, giving astronauts a safer means to return home in the event of an emergency.

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