Picture of the Day: The East Coast at Night with the Aurora Borealis in the Distance

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On January 29, one of the members of the Expedition 30 crew currently on board the International Space Station orbiting Earth snapped this incredible picture of the East Coast at night. The hive that is New York City and surrounding areas shine brightly in the lower center. Philadelphia and Boston lie not far from New York's reach. In the north, Montreal and, far off to the left, Toronto round out the urban picture. At the horizon, the green glow of the Aurora Borealis, the result of recent sun storms, shades the night sky.

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Image: NASA.

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Rebecca J. Rosen is a senior editor at The Atlantic, where she oversees the Business Channel. She was previously an associate editor at The Wilson Quarterly.

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