There is definitely life on that planet!
For people who didn't get enough enjoyment out of Monday's Space Station video over North and South America, here is the view from opposite side of the globe. Again, the movie is composed of hundreds of pictures from NASA's incredibly browse-worthy Gateway to Astronaut Photography. (Take a look at these Minnesota wildfires from earlier this August.) I'm not sure who put this sublime creation together, but glad they did it. From the YouTube description:
This pass begins over Mongolia, looking towards the Pacific Ocean, China, and Japan. As the video progresses, you can see major cities along the coast and the Japanese islands on the Philippine Sea. The island of Guam can be seen further down the pass into the Philippine Sea, and the pass ends just to the east of New Zealand. A lightning storm can be seen as light pulses near the end of the video.