Pic of the Week: Stunning Auroras

Image (Credit): View from the ISS – further description below. (ESA/NASA-S.Cristoforetti)

This week’s image is from the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Year in Images 2022 collection and shows a view from the International Space Station (ISS).

Here is the description of the image from the ESA:

Aurorae observed by ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti aboard the International Space Station for her Minerva Mission. She shared these images to her social media on 21 August 2022 with the caption: “The Sun has been really active lately. Last week we saw the most stunning auroras I have ever experienced in over 300 days in space!”

You can read more about ESA astronaut Cristoforetti’s work on the ISS here.