Usually, when someone makes a timelapse from the freely available photographs from the ISS, they focus on the incredible view of the Earth. It makes sense. Not many folks get to view our home planet from afar. But David Peterson’s most recent ISS timelapse compilation is just a little different — he wanted to show off the space station, too.

As he explains in the YouTube description:

The montage itself is put together from footage from Expeditions 29, 30 and 31, and if you click through to the YouTube link, Peterson explains what each clip is looking at, so you can identify the part of the globe in view.

Peterson previously gained attention for another ISS timelapse, called All Alone in the Night.

So make the video full screen, turn it to the maximum resolution, dim the lights, and stare at the majesty of space.

[via io9]