A passenger traveling recently from San Fransisco to Paris pointed his 16mm-to-35mm lens out his airplane window, and the result was this remarkable timelapse video of his 11-hour flight.

Taking that Great Circle route above the polar regions, the video flies us through the aurora borealis, giving us a look at those spectacular northern lights.

At the end of this video, you’ll see the rig with which he snapped the 2,459 shots — one approximately every two miles.

SF to Paris in Two Minutes from Beep Show on Vimeo.