Space is awesome.
I mean awesome in the original meaning of the word ‘awesome’, in that it fills us with awe. In the new meaning of the word awesome (i.e., cool) we, as humans, are gradually learning how to live in space by spending time on the International Space Station. In this amazing footage from the international space station, an astronaut Scott Kelly, captures footage of the Northern lights (particles from the Sun hitting the Earth) just as the Sun begins to rise. Flying over the Earth, looking down at the Sun’s affects in both the light and energy it provides, and how it bombards us with particles, makes us see how fragile the planet is. And maybe fills us with awe again.
You can see the ISS in the sky quite often. You just have to know when and where to look.
Just to http://spotthestation.nasa.gov and select your location. The next good chance from Las Cruces is Thursday August 20, 2015, at 9pm.
Just look up.