Swirling clouds from Hurricane Marie are seen near southern California. The hurricane caused huge waves which battered the California coast. (Nasa/AP).
Gulf of space. The Gulf of Mexico coastline – including Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi – glows during a night-time shot taken by a crew member aboard the ISS. (Nasa)
Sea of stars. A meteor flashes across the Milky Way, pictured from the Ari Atoll in the Maldives. (EPA)
Solar spectacle. A mid-level solar flare bursts from the Sun, captured by Nasa’s Solar Dynamics Observatory. The largest flares are able to disrupt satellite transmissions. (Nasa/SDO/Reuters)