Yet More Brilliant Space Station Video

Chris Higgins

Without the Space Shuttle, our sources of fresh space video are somewhat limited. Fortunately, we still have the International Space Station, and photographs taken by its crew are released for public use. In this video, Knate Myers assembles these photographs into a radical time-lapse, giving us the impression of zooming over the Earth at insane speed. My favorite part starts around 3 minutes in, when we see the continents at night, then the Aurora Borealis, then lightning strikes. If you want to make this kind of video yourself, check out this Johnson Space Center page and go to town.

View from the ISS at Night from Knate Myers on Vimeo.

See also: Starry Nights, as Seen from the International Space Station and Stunning Time Lapse of Earth Seen from Space Station.

(Via Reid Gower.)