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Fire down below: 'Southern lights' blaze above Antarctica as Space Station hurtles over at height of solar storm

International Space Station astronaut Andre Kuipers captured spectacular aurora blazing over Antarctica and Australia during last week's solar storms from space

This Northern Lepidoptera appeared when a "kink" in the interplanetary magnetic field (IMF) drifted past Earth, briefly opening a crack in our planet's magnetosphere. Solar wind poured in to fuel the display. At the peak of the storm, the Arctic Circle was glowing from Scandinavia to Iceland to Canada.