Aurora from the International Space Station

This is an HD video taken of the earth’s Aurora both northern (aurora borealis) and southern (aurora australis) from the International Space Station.

The Aurora is an incredible light show caused by collisions between electrically charged particles released from the sun that enter the earth’s atmosphere and collide with gases such as oxygen and nitrogen. The lights are seen around the magnetic poles of the northern and southern hemispheres.

This is my favorite song bar none. Awaken by the band Yes. It inspires me in every way possible. Musically is beyond anything I have heard before until the present day. The first half of the song sounds very eastern almost Hindu in style. The second half sounds very western almost like a Catholic mass. The two half’s come together in a way that reminds me that spiritually both east and west believe in the same core values but in different styles and expression. No matter our differences we are all one.