For your morning viewing pleasure, we bring you another beautiful video of one of the rarest views in the universe — Earth lit up from below as the International Space Station soars 220 miles above.
The video contains a series of time-lapse sequences captured by the crew of Expedition 30 aboard the ISS. It starts over the southern United States and moves toward the American West and into Canada; then you see central Europe toward the Middle East, starting at 21 seconds in. There are amazing lightning storms, rains over Africa, the southern aurora over the Indian Ocean, a setting moon — and even Comet Lovejoy makes an appearance.
The song is called "Walking in the Air," by Howard Blake, in case you're wondering.
NASA posts these videos on occasion, and although they may be similar, each is so unique that I stop what I'm doing and stare. Especially when the spangled arm of the Milky Way shows up on the horizon, serving as a reminder that our planet really is so very small.
LOVE these videos! I'm definitely not a fan of the music they stuck with it but who cares...it's still stunning!
Does anyone know how I can download this video (and others like this) directly onto my iPhone? Thanks!
“Eppur si muove (And yes, it moves)”
Galileo Galilei in 1633, after being forced to recant, before the Inquisition, his finding that the Earth revolves around the Sun
It looks like the Earth has been set ablaze. Fire burns brightly through the night until it runs out of fuel. What is left is only smoke.
My mind kept denying it was real. So this is what a planet with semi intelligent life looks like from space.
The real world is so stunningly beautiful, Yet most humans will fight and kill to keep us in dream worlds that exist only in their warped little minds.
@2:08 what the heck is in the top left corner of the screen? UFO? It appeared to be way to big for a satellite, but it did appear to flash right before the video fades out.
This video is spectacular, wowzers! I think the music really complimented the video too. I really enjoyed this!!!
An unidentified flying object, korndmc86, I saw a bright spot in the sky at 2:08. I would not call it necessarily flying. It could be a star or distant plant or almost anything…
Science sees no further than what it can sense, i.e. facts.
Religion sees beyond the senses, i.e. faith.
Open your mind and see!
Ya it looked more like orbiting because this was a time lapse video.
I am amazed on how they totally skip morning traffic to goto work.