New ISS Timelapse: "The World Outside My Window"

Chris Higgins
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The International Space Station is up there right now, taking pictures and sending them back to Earth. Enterprising video editors take those images to assemble stunning timelapse videos like "The World Outside My Window," shown below.

While most videos like this focus on the Earth's beauty alone, this video tries to express what it's like to be an astronaut on the ISS, looking out the window and seeing that beauty all the time. You frequently see the station in these shots, and it doesn't detract from the experience in the slightest. This is beautiful, and worthy of a fullscreen HD presentation. Enjoy:

Editor David Peterson explains:

This montage of time-lapse photography from the International Space Station is collected from many taken in Expeditions 29, 30 and 31. The previous sequence, 'All Alone In The Night', highlighted night sequences and spectacular aurora light shows and intended to give a feeling of flying through space. The goal with this sequence was to bring a bit more attention to the station itself, including the humans aboard it, particularly Don Pettit (appearing in the final shot) who took many of the sequences in this montage.

(Via MetaFilter.)