“This is what North America looks like from about 220 miles above the Earth’s surface.
The video, composed of a series of pictures taken aboard the International Space Station in January, begins as the ISS travels over the Gulf of Mexico, according to NASA. As it makes its way along the Gulf coast, lights from New Orleans and Mobile, Ala. can be seen before the Florida panhandle becomes visible.
As the ISS continues up the East Coast of the U.S., Washington, D.C., Baltimore, New York City and the Massachusetts coastline come into view. An amazing aurora borealis display becomes visible as the video comes to a close near Newfoundland, Canada.”