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Watch: Super HD time lapse from space station shows auroras, sunrises

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Posted at 4:01 PM, Dec 24, 2014
and last updated 2014-12-24 16:17:19-05

This astronaut might want to land in Hollywood.

German astronaut Alexander Gerst shot an incredible super high-definition time lapse from the International Space Station. The footage, released Tuesday, features auroras, sunrises, spaceships and a lot of “whoa.”

Gerst set up the cameras to shoot automatically while he was doing experiments on robotic surgery, vaccines and more during a six month mission with the European Space Agency called Blue Dot.

He returned to Earth on Nov. 10.

Gavin Stern is a national digital producer for the Scripps National Desk.