Time-lapse of Earth from Space

“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth… And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. ~Genesis 1-31

Simply amazing! Using footage from the International Space Station, photographer Bruce W. Berry, Jr. created a stunning compilation of our planet. All timelapse sequences were taken by the astronauts onboard the International Space Station (ISS).

Time-Lapse | Earth from Bruce W. Berry Jr on Vimeo.

Locations of Footage in the order they appear:

1. A Jump over the Terminator
2. Sarychev Volcano
3. From Turkey to Iran
4. Hurricane Irene Hits the US
5. Indian Ocean to Pacific Ocean Through the Cupola
6. Central Great Plains at Night
7. Aurora Borealis over the North Atlantic Ocean
8. Aurora Borealis from Central U.S.
9. Up the East Coast of North America
10. Myanmar to Malaysia
11. Western Europe to Central India
12. Middle East to the South Pacific Ocean
13. Aurora Borealis over Europe
14. City Lights over Middle East
15. European City Lights
16. Northwest coast of United States to Central South America at Night
17. Moonglow over Canada and Northern U.S.
18. Stars from the Pacific Ocean (1)
19. Stars from the Pacific Ocean (2)
20. Stars from the Pacific Ocean (3)
21. Stars and the Milky Way over the Atlantic
22. The Milky Way and Storms over Africa (1)
23. The Milky Way and Storms over Africa (2)

I love seeing the aurora borealis and the lightning from up above! And if you’re wondering, the yellowish-green ring that you see around the earth is a phenomenon called “airglow.” According to Wikipedia, airgolow is a weak emission of light caused by various atmospheric processes, “such as the recombination of atoms which were photoionized by the sun during the day, luminescence caused by cosmic rays striking the upper atmosphere, and chemiluminescence caused mainly by oxygen and nitrogen reacting with hydroxyl ions.” This glow isn’t noticeable during the daytime because of the scattered light from the sun.

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