<p>Even the northern lights dress in pastels for spring. A composite image of four pictures reveals the <a href="http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/11/141111-venus-express-space-aurora-science/">auroras</a> as a palette of pale pinks, greens, and purples flickering over Iceland's Kirkjufell mountain.</p>

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Even the northern lights dress in pastels for spring. A composite image of four pictures reveals the auroras as a palette of pale pinks, greens, and purples flickering over Iceland's Kirkjufell mountain.

Photograph by Babak Tafreshi, TWAN

Week's Best Space Pictures: A Blood Moon Rises and Auroras Dance

We see this century's shortest eclipse and the northern lights blaze over Iceland in this week's best space pictures.

We see this century's shortest eclipse and the northern lights blaze over Iceland in this week's best space pictures.

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