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Stunning aurora light show dances over earth, in footage shared by astronaut

Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti has shared stunning footage of an aurora light show over earth.

Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti shared the clip on social media, writing: "Do you know what makes the atmosphere glow? Electrically charged particles from the sun collide with air molecules.

"You can see them in the far northern and far southern regions of the Earth…"

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