Astronauts on the International Space Station have taken photos and footage of the world-famous aurora borealis – known to many as the northern lights.
Captured from above, the phenomenon proves a stunning sight, lighting up the atmosphere in an electric green and red hues.
The photos, released over Twitter by NASA astronaut Reid Weisman, are accompanied by time-lapse footage of the lights’ movement across earth.
It’s not the first time the scene has been captured from space; Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield also shared images of the aurora on Twitter early last year.
Tonight’s finale: Northern Lights – recent aurora in green and red waves, USA and Canada below, the universe above. pic.twitter.com/sgi9q0kT
— Chris Hadfield (@Cmdr_Hadfield) February 11, 2013