Wednesday, October 5, 2011

sometimes I forget there are stars in the sky

So you've seen the sun rise from earth. But have you seen the sun rise from just above the earth, from space? Check out this amazing time-lapse footage of the earth at night taken from the International Space Station.
I watched it without reading a description of what it was passing over, which made it pretty exciting, but also a bit baffling. So I'll help you out:
The space station flies over North and South America, then ends in daylight near Antartica. You can also see lightning (those bursts of light), the earth's ionosphere (the yellow line), a satelite and stars in our galaxy.

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