This is the spectacular view afforded to astronauts onboard the International Space Station.The stunning images, taken from the ISS over the course of 2015, offer the ultimate birds-eye view perspective of our planet. The astronauts captured everything from the beauty of New York at night to the northern lights shining above Scandinavia. They also recorded dramatic weather events, including typhoons, Cyclone Bansi illuminated by lightning and storms swirling over the Gobi Desert.