We‘re pretty lucky individuals. Rolling lush hills, rugged mountain ranges, beautiful blue waters – planet Earth may be the most beautiful thing in the galaxy. And a French astronaut is showing us just how lucky we are, by gifting us with some epic pics from space.
Astronaut Thomas Pesquet shared an incredible photo of the polar lights from a perspective that not many humans get to enjoy. These may be the most epic shots of the aurora captured from the ISS.
Don’t believe us, take a peek at the stunning pic:
Another #aurora but this one is special as it is so bright. It is the full Moon 🌕 lighting up the shadow side of Earth 🌎 almost like daylight. 🌞 #MissionAlpha https://t.co/vhJVPNqE1D pic.twitter.com/bcx6NNZsrj
— Thomas Pesquet (@Thom_astro) September 24, 2021
The image looks like something out of a movie, and while we have no clue where on Earth this natural phenomenon occurred, we‘re all too happy that Pesquet was able to snap this image of a glowing Earth.
If you’re like us and you can’t get enough of these glowing lights, here’s a video straight from NASA that provides an incredible vantage point.
Picture: Thomas Pesquet