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Watch Stunning Aurora Borealis As Seen From Space In NASA's New 4K Video

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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) have released a 4K high-definition video of Aurora Borealis taken from space.

In NASA's Television in YouTube, the agency has posted a space view of the natural spectacle of Aurora Borealis and Aurora Australis, also known as northern and southern lights, respectively.

Taken from the International Space Station, the five-minute time-lapse video showed the green light as it washes over the Antarctic skies in the Southern Hemisphere.

In the video, NASA explained that the occurrence of auroras happen secondary to the collision of electrons and protons with neutral atoms in the upper atmosphere.

The video also showed the Tasmanian sky turn to shades of green and purple as the Aurora Australis lit up the suburban streets.

These northern dancing lights remain a puzzle to many scientists - how the sun's particles interact with Earth's atmosphere remains a mystery.

Many studies involving the phenomena is carried out by scientists with one particular observation revealing that these auroras are now moving towards the south.

Scientists from Columbia University said that the constant weakening of the Earth's magnetic field causes the aurora to shift to the south, making it more visible in areas of Canada and U.S.

"The Earth's magnetic field more or less keeps the solar wind at bay, and it's the solar wind interacting with the field that contributes to the auroras," said Dennis Kent, Columbia's paleomagnetism expert.

Whether these spectacular northern lights move to south or not, everyone can still view its beauty for as long as NASA shares its photos and videos from space.

Last February, British astronaut Tim Peake shared stunning images of Aurora Borealis as the ISS passed through the dancing lights over the Pacific Northwest.

U.S. astronaut Scott Kelly who recently arrived from more than a year at the space station also shared striking images from space.

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