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Atmospheric Optics: Aurora, Northern Lights Feature Summary

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Atmospheric Optics: Aurora, Northern Lights
This image shows a view of the Aurora Borealis captured from the International Space Station as it flew over Nebraska. For more information, see NASA Image of the Day Gallery.

To find out more about auroras, visit this Atmospheric Optics page and also the Exploratorium's Auroras: Paintings in the Sky.
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January 1, 2013 - January 16, 2013