October 8, 2012, Image of the Day - HowStuffWorks

October 8, 2012
The Southern Lights, or Aurora Australis, are seen from space in 1990. Like the Northern Lights, the Southern Lights appear when the solar wind interacts with the Earth's magnetic field.<div class="relatedLink"] Video Playlist: Aurora Borealis Videos »</div>
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