12/31/2011 11:46 am ET

Space And Sky Time Lapses Of 2011 (VIDEOS)

Seeing images of Earth from space can be quite mesmerizing, but what about time lapse videos of trips around the planet? Below, we've compiled some of our favorite time lapse videos of outer space and the night sky from 2011.

From International Space Station flyovers to time lapses of the night sky, these videos bring the beauties of space to life.

If you can't get enough of the best of the natural world in 2011, check out these photos of auroras and these fascinating pictures of meteor showers and eclipses.

Check out some of the best space and sky time lapse videos of 2011 and vote for your favorites.

For more on the best of 2011, visit AOL's Best of 2011