REID WISEMAN

AURORA GALORE

Astronaut Reid Wiseman┬árecently posted this Vine of trillions of lightning bugs an Aurora captured FROM SPACE. Auroras occur when high energy particles are ejected from the sun, get caught in Earth’s magnetic field, and emit light when their ions are absorbed by other elements at the poles; this is why there are simultaneous auroras in both hemispheres (Aurora Borealis and Aurora Australis).