Check this out:
It’s the aurora australis, or southern lights, seen from above! It was taken May 29, 2010 from the International Space Station. Bad Astronomy talks about what causes aurorae in the blog post where I found the picture.
Seriously: The aurora. From space. How cool is that?
Oooh, that’s a great photo! Thanks for sharing it here! I don’t get to Bad Astronomy nearly as often as I should.