Stunning Time-Lapse Reveals Auroras and Earth From Space

Astronaut Alexander Gerst made the video from International Space Station.

As if Santa attached a GoPro camera to his sleigh, a new video reveals the Earth as few have seen it.

The video was made by European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst, who stitched together 12,500 images captured during his six-month stay on the International Space Station, which orbits 250 miles (400 kilometers) above the surface.

The ultra-high-definition video “shows the best our beautiful planet has to offer,” writes the European Space Agency.

Gerst set up cameras to record the celestial fireworks while he was conducting scientific experiments or helping dock vehicles during a mission called Blue Dot.

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