On July 15, 2012, the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the Suomi NPP satellite captured this nighttime view of the aurora australis, or "southern lights," over Antartica's Queen Maud Land and the Princess Ragnhild Coast.
December 5, 2012 4:20 PM PST
Photo by: NASA Earth Observatory
| Caption by: James Martin
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