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Incredible Time-lapse Shot from the International Space Station at Night

This incredible time-lapse video was created using photos captured from the International Space Station at night.

[It] begins over the Pacific Ocean and continues over North and South America before entering daylight near Antarctica. Visible cities, countries and landmarks include (in order) Vancouver Island, Victoria, Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, San Fransisco, Los Angeles. Phoenix. Multiple cities in Texas, New Mexico and Mexico. Mexico City, the Gulf of Mexico, the Yucatan Peninsula, Lightning in the Pacific Ocean, Guatemala, Panama, Columbia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, and the Amazon.

We showed an ISS time-lapse before that showed the the Aurora Borealis from space, but seeing lightning from space is even cooler!


 
  • http://www.facebook.com/dkollin Dani Kollin

    Who needs to spend 200K for Virgin Galactic’s low Earth Orbit when you can see it all from here for free? Oh right, there’s the whole weightlessness thing. Dang.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dkollin Dani Kollin

    Who needs to spend 200K for Virgin Galactic’s low Earth Orbit when you can see it all from here for free? Oh right, there’s the whole weightlessness thing. Dang.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dkollin Dani Kollin

    Who needs to spend 200K for Virgin Galactic’s low Earth Orbit when you can see it all from here for free? Oh right, there’s the whole weightlessness thing. Dang.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dkollin Dani Kollin

    Who needs to spend 200K for Virgin Galactic’s low Earth Orbit when you can see it all from here for free? Oh right, there’s the whole weightlessness thing. Dang.

  • http://twitter.com/zfny zf

    There’s whole brag thing too.

  • http://twitter.com/zfny zf

    There’s whole brag thing too.

  • http://twitter.com/zfny zf

    There’s whole brag thing too.

  • http://twitter.com/zfny zf

    There’s whole brag thing too.

  • Ebarreto

    It’s spelled ColOmbia.

  • Ebarreto

    It’s spelled ColOmbia.

  • Ebarreto

    It’s spelled ColOmbia.