STS045-31-16
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STS045-31-016: Aurora With Earth Limb This broad image of the
aurora captures both diffuse and discrete auroral forms. The au-
rora can be seen in green surrounding the blue terminator of the
Earth. This photograph was taken while the Space Shuttle was
over the South Pacific Ocean during revolution 124.




STS-45 Earth observation taken onboard Atlantis, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 104, is of the Aurora Australis or Southern Lights. The green appearing auroral activity engulfs the thin blue line on the Earth's limb. Aurorae were observed and photographed throughout the STS-45 nine-day mission.