WATCH: A stunning time-lapse of the Earth as seen from space

The video shows city lights and lightning flashes as the ISS circles the Earth.

By REUTERS
April 5, 2016 17:21

A stunning time-lapse of the Earth as seen from space.

A stunning time-lapse of the Earth as seen from space.

 
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A video released by NASA on Monday shows a spectacular view of the Earth as seen from the International Space Station (ISS).

The video shows city lights and lightning flashes as the ISS circles the Earth.

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NASA describes the ISS as a "microgravity laboratory", occupied by six people traveling at a speed of 5 miles per second and orbiting the Earth every ninety minutes.

The space station has been occupied continuously since November 2000; in that time 222 people from 18 countries have visited the station.

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