10 Fascinating Things You Didn’t Know About The Northern Lights

10. They’re visible from space

It can be extremely rewarding to get a good glimpse of the aurora borealis, but given that they’re easily visible with the naked eye and appear to be so close you could almost touch them, you would assume that they’re not easily perceptible from space, right? Well, not quite. Apparently, the phenomenon is visible from space, and the International Space Station’s orbit can even take it through the lights. So, as if astronauts weren’t lucky enough with their ability to see outer space from their spot on the ISS, they also get to take the best aurora borealis snaps.
10. They’re visible from space