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.