I re-edited this post to put up a stable player of the video than what I originally posted.
I was mostly fascinated by the view of the lightning and the Aurora Borealis from overhead and note the movement of the station's solar panels tracking to capture the sunlight.
Time-lapse images taken over 200 miles above Earth have been edited together to produce a mesmerising video of our planet.
German artist Michael Konig used Nasa photos taken 240 miles above Earth and edited them together to produce this video. It captures some of the world's most stunning views including the Aurora Borealis and the impressive luminosity of human habitation.
The planet's ionosphere – a shell of electrically charged atoms and molecules – appears at times as a thin yellow line on the horizon as it passes over places such as Central Africa, the Middle East and the Sahara Desert.
Before playing the video take a look at this image of Africa showing the civilization lights along the Nile River - the Mediterranean is to the left in the image.
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