Unearthly shot shows the northern lights blanket Ireland, UK and Scandinavia.

A NASA astronaut tweeted a literally unearthly photo of Ireland, the United Kingdom and Scandinavia blanketed by a giant aurora.

The photo taken by Colonel Terry W. Virts, Jr, from Columbia, Maryland, was snapped while he was on board the International Space Station, 267.8 miles above the Earth. Virts amazing front row seat allowed him to take an amazing detailed photo, which includes weather formations, snow-topped mountains and the Aurora Borealis (commonly known as the Northern Lights) hovering above the earth.

Ireland’s adopted astronaut, Commander Chris Hadfield, also snapped shots of Ireland from space in April 2013.

 

Here’s his tweet from the time: