Monday, September 19, 2011

Amazing Video of Spacecraft flying over earth!

You'll probably never get to visit the International Space Station, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy the view it affords.
YouTube user "yesterday2221" compiled this stunning time-lapse simply using images taken from the ISS that are available online. All the images used in the video were found here, at NASA's "Gateway to Astronaut Photography Of Earth."
The breathtaking views largely cover North America, though the shots begin in the Pacific Ocean and move over Antarctica. The video has quickly gone viral, gaining almost a million views since it was posted on September 15.

As the view pans through you can see everything from thunderous storms to sprawling cities. Towards the end of the film you can see the unmistakable South American coastline of Chile and Peru becomes visible, just before the sun takes over.

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