Tuesday, September 20, 2011

What A Wonderful World

A beautiful, time-lapse video recorded by the International Space Station. Makes all our violence and unrest on earth seem so insignificant and petty.

From Durham Kelly (Youtube uploader):
We begin over the Pacific Ocean and fly 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.

The white flashes are thunder storms!

Also visible is the earths ionosphere (thin yellow line) and the stars of our galaxy.

(Hat Tip: IHateTheMedia)

(Cross-posted at The Jawa Report)