Astronauts Tim Peake and Scott Kelly recently wowed people around the world with their view of the aurora borealis.

Erika Owen

You might think you know the best places to see the Northern Lights. Think again. Astronauts Tim Peake and Scott Kelly  recently posted a series of photos putting all Earth-bound viewing spots to shame. (Sorry, Iceland.) Need more proof? This video—not taken by the astronauts, but the perfect example of what a truly out-of-this-world experience they had—shows what the phenomenon looks like from the International Space Station:

What better motivation to don one of Virgin Galactic's gorgeous new spacesuits? After all, the aurora borealis is reportedly fading away. Check out more of Peake and Kelly's photos below:

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Erika Owen is the Audience Engagement Editor at Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @erikaraeowen.

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