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A tree (bottom right) and its branches are silhouetted against the dramatic night sky, which is red, purple, and green. Streaks of light shimmer, making the aurora look like the folds in a curtain (middle left). A road winds toward the mountainous horizon (bottom middle), and the back of a car appears (bottom right). There is a white streak in the sky (middle top). This is likely the International Space Station, which passed over the area at the time the image was taken.

Aurora over Idaho

The aurora turns the sky near Malad City, Idaho, red, purple, and green in this 8-second exposure taken on May 11, 2024.

Image Credit: NASA/Bill Dunford

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