Image description: This is an animation of the Aurora Australis (Southern Lights), eight days after a record-setting solar flare sent a shower of charged particles towards Earth. From Earth, this glowing ring would appear as a curtain of light shimmering across the night sky.
Image captured by NASA IMAGE satellite courtesy of NASA Space Place.
Can you get GIFs as tattoos? If not, then can someone get on that?
Want to know how auroras work? I made a video about that.
They’re where the sun kisses our magnetic field, two things that keep us alive, meeting each other in the emptiness of space, and giving us our own private light show.