The space agency is sharing a remarkable image of the southern lights, or aurora australis, taken from the International Space Station.

The southern lights, which are similar to the aurora borealis, can be seen best from  Tasmania, New Zealand and Antarctica, according to Smithsonian Magazine.

Its "incredible atmospheric lightshow" is "just as captivating" as that of the aurora borealis, the magazine says.

In the image, which NASA posted on Instagram and on its own site Tuesday, a greenish glow arises above the curve of the Earth.

The color changes to red as the light goes higher above the horizon. At the right, a section of the International Space Station can be seen.

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Conversely, if these same particles collide with nitrogen in our atmosphere they illuminate the sky in glows of blue and purple," NASA said.

Bob Hines, a pilot currently on the ISS, took the picture and several others he posted on Twitter last week, noting the "Absolutely SPECTACULAR aurora today!!"

Along with the images, NASA encouraged its followers to "Let your light shine."