We have all experienced how magical our the skies appear on a clear night, when they are all aglow with twinkling stars. However, have you ever wondered how Earth looks from the skies when billions of lights from its residents are all shining in the night? Now, thanks to some amazing footage from NASA, you have to wonder no more.

The recently released photos and the video captured by the Suomi Satellite, a joint undertaking by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are some of the closest and clearest images ever seen - So sit back and enjoy the breathtaking sights of the sparkling planet that we call home.