April 26, 2011

down to earth

these photos were found on National Geographic and i wanted to share:

during a geomagnetic storm, a neon green ribbon of aurora australis danced over Earth. This was taken in 2010 by an astronaut on the international space station. 

Eleuthera Island in the Bahamas - taken in 2002 by an astronaut on the international space station

a bubble of steam surrounds volcanic ash rising from Sarychev Volcano on the northwestern end of Matua Island which is a part of the Kuril Islands (very large stretch!). taken in 209 by an astronaut on the international space station.