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Astronauts spot stunning space light show

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Astronauts on the International Space Station have taken photos and footage of the world-famous aurora borealis – known to many as the northern lights.

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Captured from above, the phenomenon proves a stunning sight, lighting up the atmosphere in an electric green and red hues.

Photo: Twitter @astro_reid
Photo: Twitter @astro_reid

The photos, released over Twitter by NASA astronaut Reid Weisman, are accompanied by time-lapse footage of the lights’ movement across earth.

It’s not the first time the scene has been captured from space; Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield also shared images of the aurora on Twitter early last year.