As the International Space Station orbits Earth, it snaps images from a still camera affixed to its underside. String them together, and you get views of terrestrial phenomena as you've never seen them before. In this case, it’s the Aurora Borealis.

Grist relies on the support of generous readers like you. Donate today to keep our climate news free.

The sun is in an active phase right now, leading to displays of "Northern" lights as far south as Alabama.

Grist thanks its sponsors. Become one.

Just a little reminder that there's no point in trying to save the planet if we don't occasionally pause to enjoy it.