This might appear to be enhanced with special effects, but it's not. It's time-lapse photography that has provided us with stunning images of Earth from outer space.
Taken by the crew of the International Space Station's Expeditions 28 and 29 and compiled by Michael Konig, the photos, shot between August and October 2011, make up a magnificent tour around globe. The small flashes of light are lightning strikes, and the clusters of gold are cities lit up at night. See if you can spot your home as you circle the globe!