The aurora australis, or southern lights, captured by astronauts aboard the International Space Station on September 17, 2011, as it traveled across the Indian Ocean from south of Madegascar to north of Australia.
Earlier this month we featured this stunning stop-motion video of the aurora borealis over Iceland, by Ágúst Ingvarsson.
For more videos from NASA, visit http://www.nasa.gov/.
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Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg is the former executive producer and general manager of Atlantic Studios at The Atlantic.