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The view from above

Sorry for the dearth of posts but I’ve been madly writing (well on the way to four new short stories, which is nice). Hopefully I’ll be back on air next week but in the meantime you might want to check out this amazing time-lapse footage of the Earth in darkness taken from the International Space Station. If you’re trying to work out what’s passing underneath the Youtube page says the movie:

“begins over the Pacific Ocean and continues 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 Francisco, Los Angeles. Phoenix. Multiple cities in Texas, New Mexico and Mexico. Mexico City, the Gulf of Mexico, the Yucatan Peninsula, El Salvador, Lightning in the Pacific Ocean, Guatemala, Panama, Columbia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Lake Titicaca, and the Amazon. Also visible is the earths ionosphere (thin yellow line), a satellite (55sec) and the stars of our galaxy.”

But basically it’s amazing.

2 Comments Post a comment
  1. Incredible footage, Thank you for sharing.

    September 21, 2011
  2. Gorgeous

    September 21, 2011

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