Amazing video taken from the International Space Station

This is an absolutely amazing video. It is several series of time-lapse photographs taken from the International Space Station, spliced together to make a video. Be ready to be amazed as the illuminated cities of the world come into view then spin away under your eyes, as Aurora play in front of your eyes and lightning strikes light up the clouds below you.

See if you can guess where over the Earth you are. Answers below the fold.

Oh, it looks even more spectacular in full screen mode.

Shooting locations 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 south-west of Australia
  4. Aurora Australis south of Australia
  5. North-west 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 South-eastern Asia at Night

The images (obviously) courtesy of the Image Science & Analysis Laboratory,
NASA Johnson Space Center, The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth

Editing by: Michael König |


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