Just… just watch it:
Vodpod videos no longer available.
Wow. Now that’s an interesting view! Looking north as the ISS passed southeast over North America on the night of October 18, we get a really great perspective on our planet as a globe spinning in space! Which, of course, it is.
Not to mention an awesome view of the aurora borealis, quite a few US cities, some lightning flashing in clouds over the southeastern states… and a bit of airglow as well.
Video credit: NASA (From the Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth site.)