Wednesday, 18 April 2012


Some of my previous posts have shown many spectacular photos of earth from outer space, the most recent being those captured by an astronaut and another set taken by a space tourist. The following is a breathtaking time-lapse video, as viewed from the International Space Station, which truly shows the beauty of our planet from orbit.

The Best View in the Solar System
By Ajrclips,, 12 April 2012.

Exactly 51 years ago today, on April 12, 1961, Yuri Gagarin became the first human to orbit earth. Today, man-kind has the International Space Station, which has continually been inhabited by humans since the November 2, 2000.

These lucky explorers and scientists clearly have the best view in the solar system.

Time-lapse sequences looking back at our multi-coloured planet from low earth orbit, as viewed from the International Space Station. Images edited using Adobe Lightroom with some cropping and image manipulation.

The video plays best if you let it load a bit first.

Music: "Until Then" by London PM.

Editing by Alex Rivest

Timelapses and images courtesy: The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth. The Image Science & Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center. One of NASA's best outreach programs, in my opinion.

A very big thanks to NASA astronaut Don Pettit (@astro_Pettit) for taking most of these images.

This time-lapse is dedicated to the next big step in human exploration, and to those who are brave enough to take it.


[Source: Edited. Top image added.]

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