A stunning NASA photo shows the record snowstorm as seen from the International Space Station.

Winter Storm Jonas made its way through the Mid-Atlantic on Saturday, dumping record snowfall from D.C. to New York.

Empty roads and suspended transit gave little option beyond a short walk outside to stave off cabin fever during the day. In outer space, the beauty of Jonas was a little easier to absorb:

(NASA)

Taken from the International Space Station, there are no frustrated travelers or melodramatic Texas ex-pats to be seen in this NASA photo — only the truly awesome power of a snowstorm and a reminder to do nothing when it comes.

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