Caught on camera, mother Earth has quite the nightlife.
NASA has released incredible videos of the view from the International Space Station. Our planet may seem like a pale blue dot from space, but at night it lights up from cities, auroras, and even galaxies. While actually compilations of hundreds of still images, the sequences were captured at one frame per second, a close approximation of the true speed of the ISS in orbit.
City lights shine from the surface of the Earth and are joined by the ghostly aurora borealis, dozens of thunderstorms, even an awe-inspiring view of our own Milky Way galaxy peeking out above the horizon before sunrise.
Apparently seeing the best light show on earth requires a ticket off the planet.