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The Earth’s a beautiful place and since we seem to forget it at times, we’re super glad that NASA has released a glorious timelapse of our planet’s horizon as seen from space.

Taken from the International Space Station (ISS), the footage shows the planet’s surface peppered with yellow lights (a.k.a. civilization), flashing blue lights (a.k.a. massive lightning storms) and, of course, just beyond the horizon, we see a bajillion stars. Also, we can’t dismiss the magical-looking red and purple atmospheric halo that surrounds Earth. Honestly the whole thing is simply mesmerizing.

FYI, the ISS orbits the Earth approximately 16 times a day, so this is just a small glympse into what astronauts see on a daily basis when they look out the window. Sigh.