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Aurora over the Northern Hemisphere

Image captured on 6 December 2018, by the VIIRS instrument, on board the joint NASA/NOAA Suomi-NPP satellite.

Aurora over the Northern Hemisphere on 6 December 2018 (Suomi-NPP/VIIRS)

Image of the aurora in the Northern Hemisphere. This image was acquired on 6 December 2018 by the Day/Night Band of the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument, on board the joint NASA/NOAA Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (Suomi-NPP) satellite. The aurora is the oval band of light around the Arctic. Learn more about auroras.

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Last Updated: May 2, 2019 at 3:01 PM EDT