Aurora From Above

A beautiful image from the International Space Station. Here at mid- latitude the aurora is pretty rare these days; it is solar minimum after all.

If you happen to listen to short wave radio or are an amateur radio operator as I am, one of the hallmarks of an active aurora is the radio transmissions (notably the 20 meter ham band or in the area of 14 MHz) sound like they are in a bottom of a barrel. Really, check it out sometime. So I wonder how things are different from the other side of the aurora.

There are a number of sites to find out what is going on with space weather here’s one: Space Weather Prediction Center.

About the image from NASA: Aboard the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Christina Koch snapped this image of an aurora, saying: “Years ago at the South Pole, I looked up to the aurora for inspiration through the 6-month winter night. Now I know they’re just as awe inspiring from above.

Image Credit: NASA