If you thought your hard-earned shots of the Northern Lights were good, you haven't seen the spectacle from space. Anyone who spots the natural phenomenon is a part of a very special (and completely unofficial) club, but even fewer people have seen the same spectacle from space.

The following footage was taken from the International Space Station and is a compilation of several time-lapse recordings. The best part: you can catch both the Northern Lights and the Southern Lights. Check it out above.

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