A Brief, Wondrous Tour of Earth (From Outer Space)

We have seen several time-lapse views of Earth from the International Space Station, but this may well be the best. Recorded from August to October, 2011, this HD footage has been smoothed, retimed, denoised, deflickered, cut, etc, and then coupled with music by Jan Jelinek. It gives you a pretty splendid view of the aurora borealis from orbit (how often have you seen that?), and if you’re wondering just what produces those northern lights, you can watch a nice explanation here (scroll down to the second video). This video is housed in our collection of Great Science Videos.

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  1. tanya says . . . | November 14, 2011 / 3:13 am

    Where are all the good men gone? No, seriously. These gorgeous girls are still waiting for their knight in the shining armor. Make them go breathless today?

  2. Dawn says . . . | November 15, 2011 / 7:49 am

    AMAZING!! Hopefully in light of this video we as a whole will actively try to protect our planet, after all it is our HOME.

  3. MARK PINTO says . . . | December 7, 2011 / 2:17 am

    Correction: Tour of Earth (Inner Universe Space)

  4. joshua says . . . | December 7, 2011 / 6:05 pm

    Awesome!
    but new heaven and new earth would be 100x beautiful than this sinful world called earth.

  5. A says . . . | June 25, 2012 / 2:57 am

    Wow, the most captivating images I’ve ever seen of our world. It’s a shame how uninspired the music selection is. I hope someone writes a score that matches the splendor of this footage.

  6. ChianrRaiKen says . . . | July 2, 2012 / 7:09 am

    ‘from a distance’ remember that song? Too bad the planet is getting trashed. You see it, the closer you get.

  7. HASSAN says . . . | November 6, 2012 / 7:44 am

    WHAT A WONDERFUL VIDEO I WANT TO SEE MORE

  8. a.gaj says . . . | January 14, 2014 / 1:48 pm

    It’wonderfull

  9. a.gaj says . . . | January 14, 2014 / 1:49 pm

    Jtmgapt

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