by Jo Bradford in Video on Wednesday 11 January 2012

When Carl Sagan coined the phrase ‘pale blue dot’ describing planet earth floating in the starry darkness, he couldn’t have imagined the way the human crew onboard the International Space Station see earth at night. Using NASA’s time-lapse footage, Michael König’s beautiful video shows the ethereal glow of the Aurora Borealis and earth’s twinkling cities lit up each night.