Star Trail Images Taken From the International Space Station

Aboard the International Space Station, astronaut Don Pettit has an incredibly unique perspective of Earth and the night sky. He recently set his camera to take long-exposure photographs as the ISS orbits the globe (at 17,000mph), producing literally out-of-this-world imagery of Earth at night. Along with a shower of bright star trails, light from major cities is seen streaking across the planet’s surface—the Aurora Borealis …