Watch: Stunning time-lapse video shot from International Space Station

Posted at 2:50 PM, Dec 25, 2014
and last updated 2014-12-25 16:50:39-05

European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst shot this amazing time-lapse sequence during his six months on the International Space Station.

“Marvel at the auroras, sunrises, clouds, stars, oceans, the Milky Way, the International Space Station, lightning, cities at night, spacecraft and the thin band of atmosphere that protects us from space,” the description on this YouTube video says.