A majestic view of Earth “rising” above the Moon’s surface as taken by astronaut Bill Anders on the Apollo 8 mission in 1968.

A photograph taken by the German astronaut Alexander Gerst included this river in Kazakhstan as the subject of the photograph.  

The 1972 Apollo 17 image of Earth suspended in space is stunning.The first fully illuminated Earth photo is one of the most popular.  

The best view of an aurora is from above. One of the crew members of ISS Expedition 40 captured this image on July 15, 2014. 

Astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson uses a mounted camera to take a self-portrait against a spectacular background of Earth in the cupola on board the ISS. 

Reid Wiseman caught this amazing sunrise reflecting off the Atlantic Ocean as the ISS flew over Argentina. 

Weather can look beautiful from above. Expedition 40 crew member photographed Typhoon Halong. The crew member took the photo. 

It is possible to get a bird's-eye view of the planet below during missions that take place outside of the International Space Station. 

Astronaut Reid Wiseman captured these two Soyuz spacecraft docked to the ISS, hanging over the lights of Europe.