This absolutely stunning video was created from a series of still images taken on the International Space Station. From NASA's Gateway To Astronaut Photography of Earth page:
"Gateway To Astronaut Photography of Earth"
The sequence of shots was taken January 3, 2012 from 15:01:30 to 15:08:17 GMT, on a pass from the Indian Ocean, just west of Australia, to south of Australia, west of Tasmania. The pass begins looking eastward toward southern Australia at the Aurora Australis. The crew captures the aurora just before the sun begins to come up in this short video. A few orbiting satellites pass by throughout the video as well.
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