Nasa astronaut captures spectacular Northern Lights

NASA astronaut Jack Fischer captured the extraordinary sight of an aurora display over Earth in footage shared on Sunday (July 23). 

The time lapse video, captured at a height of 250 miles (402 km) above the Earth and at a speed of 17,500mph (28,164 kph) according to Fischer, showed the vibrant green colours dancing around the Earth's atmosphere. 

Fischer, who is currently onboard the International Space Station, shared his enthusiasm online. 

"People have asked me what a 'burrito of awesomeness smothered in awesome sauce' is... Well folks, it looks like this… awesome sauce is green," he tweeted. 

Aurora Borealis is the result of collisions between the Earth's gaseous particles and matter released by the Sun's atmosphere, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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