Astronaut’s incredible vine captures sunrise 200 miles above Earth

Look, we’re just going to say it: It’s been way too long since you thought about how cool space is. Doesn’t matter if the last time was five minutes ago. Space!

U.S. astronaut Reid Wiseman, currently in low earth orbit aboard the International Space Station, has taken some vines of the awe-inspiring views from up there, and we couldn’t be geeking out harder. This time-lapse sunrise is particularly majestic: 

We’re also partial to this lightning-fest.

And who wouldn’t be into a “powerful, flickering aurora”?

Man, terra firma is seriously overrated. We’re hitching the next ride out of here.


H/T @mhess4 | Photo by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Miles Klee

Miles Klee

Miles Klee is a novelist and web culture reporter. The former editor of the Daily Dot’s Unclick section, Klee’s essays, satire, and fiction have appeared in Lapham’s Quarterly, Vanity Fair, 3:AM, Salon, the Awl, the New York Observer, the Millions,  and the Village Voice. He's the author of two odd books of fiction, 'Ivyland' and 'True False.'