This was posted last week on Daily Mail.
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The cities that never sleep: Spectacular night-time photos of Earth taken from the space station that show London’s lights shine brightest
Each spectacular picture shows the cities as hubs, blazing away with the power of millions of watts of electricity all at once.
Doug Wheelock, currently orbiting the earth on the ISS took the series of pictures over the last 12 days.
He said: ‘You can see the Aurora Borealis in the distance on this beautiful night over Europe. The Strait of Dover is pretty clear as is Paris, the City of Lights, though there is a little fog over the western part of England and London.