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Astronaut Scott Kelly Shares Stunning Images of Aurora Borealis From Space

Monday night, the aurora borealis lit up the sky, giving people in parts of North America and northern Europe quite a show. None of them, however, had a view as impressive as the one from the International Space Station, where astronaut Scott Kelly captured some pretty amazing images.

The aurora borealis was caused by three coronal mass ejections from the Sun that hit Earth's atmosphere on Monday, resulting in a severe geomagnetic storm and the gorgeous "northern lights." The phenomenon could also be seen in the southern hemisphere, where its called the aurora australis, also known as (you guessed it) the "southern lights."

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