Earth from the ISS

A lovely time-lapse video from the International Space Station, taken with cameras inside and out.  The film speeds up as the video proceeds.

TRIGGER WARNING: Grandiose music.


  1. moarscienceplz
    Posted December 6, 2013 at 3:31 pm | Permalink

    “TRIGGER WARNING: Grandiose music.”


    • Michael Fisher
      Posted December 6, 2013 at 5:50 pm | Permalink

      The same LA musicians who did some of the filler music for the 2012 London Olympics & numerous film trailers. Gross, pompous garbage.

      • Marella
        Posted December 6, 2013 at 6:26 pm | Permalink

        I thought you were being a bit harsh until the vocals started.

        • infiniteimprobabilit
          Posted December 7, 2013 at 2:59 am | Permalink

          I liked it!

          I thought it fitted the visuals well. And it was passably tuneful.

          Grandiose, yes. But quite appropriate to the subject. I suppose they could have used a bit of classical music – but would it have been any better?

  2. Posted December 6, 2013 at 4:28 pm | Permalink

    So are there any condos for sale up there? 🙂 (I turned the volume down.)

    We love catching a glimpse of the ISS from time to time. Must.Get.Telescope.

    • Posted December 6, 2013 at 4:47 pm | Permalink

      I’d love to have a condo up there!

      Of course…it would be a bit of a trek to the grocery store for a pint of cream….


      • Marella
        Posted December 6, 2013 at 6:27 pm | Permalink

        I went to Vanuatu for a holiday recently, and I thought THAT was isolated!

  3. Posted December 6, 2013 at 5:15 pm | Permalink

    If somebody living in Chicago would like to see the ISS go over head, there are web sites to help you. Sightings over that location will be a sparse this month, although one good night will be Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 5:23 pm. It should be plenty dark by then, and of course one will need reasonably clear skies. Look toward the south-west sky. It might not clear the horizon for you for another minute. It will be an object easily as bright as Venus, moving at about the rate of the second hand on a clock. Has a slight gold color. Should even be visible in the big city.
    Since it has few good sightings this month, ISS karma dictates that next month will offer frequent possibilities of good sightings.

  4. Posted December 6, 2013 at 5:19 pm | Permalink

    “2001: A Space Odyssey…and Beyond the Infinite” – youtube

    • infiniteimprobabilit
      Posted December 7, 2013 at 3:13 am | Permalink

      Yes. That – in Cinerama (?) and surround-sound – was mindblowing.

    • Posted December 14, 2013 at 4:05 pm | Permalink

      Watch the ISS video again with the sound down and Ligeti’s “Requiem” instead!


  5. marksolock
    Posted December 6, 2013 at 5:41 pm | Permalink

    Reblogged this on Mark Solock Blog.

  6. Graham Martin-Royle
    Posted December 6, 2013 at 7:47 pm | Permalink

    Wow. Just, Wow.

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