Thu Nov 29, 2012, 07:15 PM
liberal N proud (51,816 posts)
International Space Station flying over dancing auroras and other amazing things
Many wonders are visible when flying over the Earth at night. A compilation of such visual spectacles was captured recently from the International Space Station (ISS) and set to rousing music. Passing below are white clouds, orange city lights, lightning flashes in thunderstorms, and dark blue seas. On the horizon is the golden haze of Earth's thin atmosphere, frequently decorated by dancing auroras as the video progresses. The green parts of auroras typically remain below the space station, but the station flies right through the red and purple auroral peaks. Solar panels of the ISS are seen around the frame edges. The ominous wave of approaching brightness at the end of each sequence is just the dawn of the sunlit half of Earth, a dawn that occurs every 90 minutes.
The whole thing is just awesome.
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Tue Dec 4, 2012, 09:11 PM
bvar22 (39,455 posts)
10. Makes me wonder how many coal fired Power Plants could we close...
...if we turned off 1/2 of those lights.
This was spectacular, and makes me want to Go for a Ride.
If Howard Wolowitz can do it,
so could I!~