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

By Erika Owen
Updated: January 21, 2017

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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