While searching for images about the Space Shuttle's return to earth, I came across this image from NASA. Sure, it's not technically perfect, but the idea of seeing the aurora borealis from above stopped me in my tracks. I'm sure the astronauts enjoyed many other amazing views from their perch above earth.
/NASA via AP
This photo taken by a STS-116 crew member onboard Space Shuttle Discovery and released by NASA shows the aurora borealis, also known as "northern lights" Tuesday, Dec 19, 2006. The long exposure on the digital still camera enabled the astronaut to capture stars and city lights.