The International Space Station took images of Earth at night in a video time-lapse while in orbit.
The video was posted on YouTube and the description of the video says it begins over the Pacific Ocean and continues over North and South America before entering daylight near Antarctica.
Many cities, countries and landmarks are visible as the space station soars over lit up parts of our world, including many lightning strikes.
Also visible is the earths ionosphere (thin yellow line), a satellite (55sec) and the stars of our galaxy, according to the description of the video.
You can access all astronaut photography taken since the space program launched in 1961 at the following NASA database: http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/sseop/mrf.htm
Watch the full video below.
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