A sweeping look at Earth from the ISS

Mike Krumboltz

NASA is known for releasing awesome videos of life among the stars. But even by the space agency's lofty standards, this clip is something special.

Taken from the International Space Station and narrated by Dr. Justin Wilkinson, the video features zooming and dreamy shots of cities, oceans, clouds and lightning, all from 200 miles above ground.

Well worth your time, the four-minute marvel, posted by a user called SpaceRip, rewards those of us on Earth with an incredible view of an incredible planet.