ISS Commander: “the most amazing thing I have ever seen in space”

Having, unexpectedly, survived its solar close encounter, Comet Lovejoy is providing some spectacular views for early morning observers in the southern hemisphere.  Spaceweather has a growing collection of images.

But the most spectacular view has to have been the one captured by the crew of the International Space Station (ISS).  Wow!  [Video courtesy of the Image Science & Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center]

Usually they make do with stunning views of aurorae…  Here’s ISS Commander Dan Burbank speaking to WDIV-TV in Detroit about that view. [Video credit: Nasa/ISS]