NASA has released stunning night images captured from the vantage point of the International Space Station (ISS).

The package features views of the Americas and Europe. Recorded between Jan. 29 and Feb. 3, they depict cities ablaze with spectacular light, from the electric glow of hundreds of locations to a stunning aurora borealis flickering on the northern horizon.

Photographs of Mexico, the entire coast of the Gulf of Mexico, and parts of the U.S. East Coast are in the package, which includes images of Brownsville, Texas, the Great Lakes, and the St. Lawrence Seaway.

Captured by a still camera aboard the ISS orbiting 240 miles above the Earth, the pictures will soon be available via NASA Television's video file.

Have a look at the spectacular night visuals here: