Space station follows Earth roll

Last updated 12:51 09/08/2012
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From high above, the International Space Station provides a unique vantage point to view Earth.

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The International Space Station has a low orbit around Earth.

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A new time-lapse video of Earth shot from the International Space Station offers unique views of the planet.

It also captured auroras lighting the sky; events triggered by the mixing of electrical charges from solar flares with chemicals in Earth’s atmosphere.

Yellow lights are created by the charges interacting with nitrogen, red by hydrogen and green by oxygen.

The International Space Station is a unique spacecraft in low-Earth orbit.

It is the largest and longest inhabited object ever to orbit the Earth and has had an uninterrupted human presence aboard since 2000.

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