Watch this jaw dropping new video taken by the crew of the International Space Station as it sails above the earth. This time-lapse video sequence was put together by the film’s editor, Michael Koenig, from a series of still photographs taken with a special low-light 4K camera by the crew of Expeditions 28 and 29, as they orbited Earth from August to October this year. Konig says the video has had some post production tweaking to make it flow better but there are no software gimmicks.
The videos shows a stunning view of the continents and passing time zones while capturing the incredible display of lights by the glowing auroras, as well as the flickering thunderstorms. While there are many time lapse videos of the earth from the ISS, Koeing’s effort is one of the best.
The sequence of location that occurs in the video are (in order of appearance)
1. Aurora Borealis Pass over the United States at Night
2. Aurora Borealis and eastern United States at Night
3. Aurora Australis from Madagascar to southwest of Australia
4. Aurora Australis south of Australia
5. Northwest coast of United States to Central South America at Night
6. Aurora Australis from the Southern to the Northern Pacific Ocean
7. Halfway around the World
8. Night Pass over Central Africa and the Middle East
9. Evening Pass over the Sahara Desert and the Middle East
10. Pass over Canada and Central United States at Night
11. Pass over Southern California to Hudson Bay
12. Islands in the Philippine Sea at Night
13. Pass over Eastern Asia to Philippine Sea and Guam
14. Views of the Mideast at Night
15. Night Pass over Mediterranean Sea
16. Aurora Borealis and the United States at Night
17. Aurora Australis over Indian Ocean
18. Eastern Europe to Southeastern Asia at Night
Dozens of more videos taken from the ISS ae available at NAA’s new website The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth.
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