NASA Photo ID: STS039-377-013      File Name: 10064170.jpg
  Film Type: 35mm                    Date Taken: 05/06/91
  Title: Aurora Australis, Spiked and Sinuous Red and Green Airglow
  Description:
  In This distant view of the Aurora Australis or Southern Lights (location 
  unknown), a spiked and sinuous band of red and green airglow above the
  Earth  Limb is highlighted by moonglow.  Auroral activity is due to
  exitation of  atomic oxygen in the upper atmosphere by radiation from the
  van Allen  Radiation Belts and is most common above the 65 degree north and
  south  latitude range during the spring and fall of the year.                  
  
  Subject terms:
  AURORAS                                 
  EARTH LIMB                              
  EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE)         
  STS-39                                  
  

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