Astronaut captures awesome video of a dancing aurora from the ISS

Catching the Aurora Borealis from Earth is impressive enough but this incredible time-lapse shows what it looks like from space.

ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst captured the footage from the ISS.

An aurora, also known as the northern lights, is created by the sun’s magnetic field. The field can burst and create sunspots.

Particles of plasma escape from these regions to form solar wind. The winds disturb Earth’s magnetosphere, creating the magical phenomenon.