Stunning new NASA video lets us witness the wonder of the Aurora Borealis from space

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Apr 18, 2016, 4:25 PM EDT

Spend a few glorious moments soaring above our Big Blue Marble as the northern and southern lights dance lazily below with NASA's new Ultra HD video of the haunting green-hued Aurora Borealis and Aurora Australis as captured from the confines of the International Space Station. 

Harmonic produced this exclusive display for NASA TV UHD, using a tapestry of time-lapses showing the sublime cosmic phenomena that occur when electrically charged electrons and protons in the Earth's magnetic field collide with neutral atoms in the upper atmosphere.  

Have a look at the heavenly spectacle and tell us if this lunchtime interlude left you breathless.


(Via Sploid)