September 19th, 2011

Earth-from-space

Astro-Porn of the Day: movie of ISS orbiting Earth

This wonderful time-lapse movie was made from a series of photos taken from the International Space Station as it orbited Earth at night. It begins over the Pacific Ocean and continues over North and South America before entering sunrise over Antarctica:



Cities and landmarks include (in this order) Vancouver Island, Victoria, Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, San Fransisco, Los Angeles, Phoenix, multiple cities in Texas and New Mexico, Mexico City, the Gulf of Mexico, the Yucatan Peninsula, lightning over the Pacific Ocean, Guatemala, Panama, Columbia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, and the Amazon. Also visible is the Earth's ionosphere - visible as a thin colored line above the curve of the planet - and the stars of our galaxy.

Infinity Imagined created this movie using raw photos from The Gateway To Astronaut Photography of Earth.

The Space Age: We're livin' in it!

Chris