Quite a sight to wake up to, after a long flight. There need to be all sorts of weather conditions to produce such a startling atmospheric effect as this sunrise.
And here is a close-up (not the easiest thing to photo through an aircraft window), with the clouds below.
Courtesy of NASA, a dynamic photo taken above the Iberian Peninsular at night, the population centres of the Lisbon, Seville and Madrid being particularly bright.
Perched on a hillside, overlooking the bowl that is Kyoto City, Japan, the temple known as Kiyomizu-dera looks good by day, and looks good by night.
So you have to go to the Arctic Circle to see the stunning cosmic lightshow, the Aurora Borealis? From time to time it is visible across the skies of England, as in this photo in Northumberland.
If it were night-time everywhere simultaneously it would look like this composite picture. In addition the main shipping lanes are in blue and the main air routes are in red.
Just shows where most of the energy is used on this planet.
The border between Scotland and England, the River Tweed, is crossed by a rather colourful bridge, which probably looks better by night than day.
The northern Aurora Borealis can be seen in a great number of countries, including Iceland, which really lights up the night sky.
Londonderry, Northern Ireland has somehow managed to project a colossal human image in lights overlooking the town.
It almost looks better without all the plants, Kew Gardens, London.
The Aurora strikes again, this time in Grotfjord, Norway.
Red Square in the heart of Moscow, Russia is not really red, except when it is illuminated by some very bright red fireworks, which also turn St Basil’s Cathedral into a blaze of scarlet.
This is the bridge that connects east with west, though both sides are in Istanbul, Turkey, which is hoping to stage the Olympics.
Why do we always say east meets west and not west meets east?
Our moon has an elliptical orbit which inevitably results in it coming closer than normal to the Earth from time to time, a phenomenon dubbed the supermoon.
Recently a supermoon appeared over the ruins in Poseidon, Greece, resulting in this spectacular scene.
Active volcanoes can provide some of the most spectacular and most dangerous natural phenomena and the Tungurahua volcano in Ecuador is no exception