Space Station Earth Videos Released By NASA Show Aurora Borealis In Time-Lapse (VIDEOS)

02/08/2012 10:52 am ET | Updated Apr 09, 2012

The International Space Station has been killing it with time-lapse videos of the earth lately, and now NASA's Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth has responded to popular demand and put up ten more.

From 240 miles up, you can see a lot of amazing stuff. In the video above, for example, the aurora toward the end looks different from any you could observe on Earth, because you can see the chaotic patterns it makes across a whole continent. In the "Mexico to New Brunswick" video below, watch out for the tiny satellite that appears around the 36-second mark and makes its way across the top of the screen.

The Johnson Space Center notes that some of the videos (including "Mexico to New Brunswick" and "Aurora over Northern U.S. and Canada," but not "Moonset over the Atlantic Ocean") "were taken at the rate of one frame per second, therefore the slower speed of the video represents nearly the true speed of the International Space Station." So even though these videos are compiled shot-by-shot, you're still seeing the views in nearly real-time.