European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst spends much of his time advancing humanities knowledge of life in space, but from time to time he also gets busy with his camera. The fruits of this labour of love can be seen in his stunning Earth Images video, capturing his incredible view of Earth from aboard the International Space Station.
Presented for your viewing pleasure is the view from on high. A technological masterpiece that speeds up time by a factor of 25 and in the process produces stunning light trails and mesmerising effects. Sit back, relax and be sure to turn the lights down low for full effect.