You may not be able to see your mates or pick out exactly where your house is but you do get to see sights like this...
Our view of Mount Etna erupting. October 26. pic.twitter.com/PaHnTXth2z— Karen L. Nyberg (@AstroKarenN) October 26, 2013
This is Italy's Mount Etna erupting as seen on the 26 October.
NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg snapped the plume of ash spewing from Europe's most active volcano which forced the closure of nearby airspace.
Firtunately, despite a perilous flow of lava no evacuations were needed and no one was hurt