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Stunning Time Lapse of Earth from Space

Earth | Time Lapse View from Space, Fly Over | NASA, ISS

Above you can see some beautiful time lapse photography of the Earth as taken from the International Space Station. All of the footage was taken between August and October of this year. The video features spectacular views of auroras, sprawling city lights and lightning storms against a Milky Way backdrop. If you click on the link above, you can view the video in HD on Vimeo.

While NASA has uploaded all of the featured clips individually, Michael Konig compiled 18 of them for this 5-minute video. All of the images used for the video are courtesy of the Image Science & Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center.


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