German astronaut Alexander Gerst recently returned from a six-month stint aboard the International Space Station. Between conducting various experiments in Lower Earth Orbit as part of his Blue Dot mission, the astronaut managed to capture 12,500 strategic images of our little blue planet that have since been stitched together to create the stunning time-lapse clip embedded above.

The video has it all - auroras, sunrises, clouds, stars, oceans, the Milky Way, lightning, cities at night and more. Best yet, it's available to watch at up to 4K resolution should your display support it.

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