NASA's New Northern Lights Video Is So Jaw-Dropping You Need to Watch It Right Now

NASA's New Northern Lights Video Is So Jaw-Dropping You Need to Watch It Right Now
Source: YouTube
Source: YouTube

NASA knows what the people want. 

The national space agency uploaded ultra-high-definition video time-lapses of the aurora borealis and aurora australis as seen from the International Space Station.

Source: NASA/YouTube

According to NASA, the "lights" we see in the northern lights occur when electrically charged protons and electrons in our planet's magnetic field run into neutral atoms in the upper atmosphere.

Source: NASA/YouTube

The result: this super-bright, celestial rave lighting that must have freaked out the early Vikings.

Source: NASA/YouTube

Recommended steps: Go into the YouTube playback settings, turn the video quality all the way up and embrace the intergalactic porn music NASA's been into lately.

Source: YouTube

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Max Plenke

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