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You Have to Watch This Amazing Video of the Aurora Borealis From Space

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Seeing the aurora borealis, or the northern lights, here on Earth is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Seeing it from space is even more epic.

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly posted a video from the International Space Station as he flew over an aurora borealis traveling at about 17,000 miles per hour. These spectacular lights may be the aftermath of a solar storm from earlier this month.

You’ll have to see it to believe it.

Kelly is in the midst of spending a year in space for NASA. If you aren’t already, you need to be following his adventure on Twitter.

—Jo Plazza

This article was originally published by Yahoo! Travel under the headline You Have to Watch This Amazing Video of the Aurora Borealis From Space. It is reprinted here with permission.

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(Photo: Scott Kelly)

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