“Many wonders are visible when flying over the Earth at night. A compilation of such visual spectacles was captured recently from the International Space Station (ISS) and set to rousing music. Passing below are white clouds, orange city lights, lightning flashes in thunderstorms, and dark blue seas. On the horizon is the golden haze of Earth’s thin atmosphere, frequently decorated by dancing auroras as the video progresses. The green parts of auroras typically remain below the space station, but the station flies right through the red and purple auroral peaks. Solar panels of the ISS are seen around the frame edges. The ominous wave of approaching brightness at the end of each sequence is just the dawn of the sunlit half of Earth, a dawn that occurs every 90 minutes.” (APOD)
I love me some time lapse videos from the ISS, and this one is no exception. The music fits it well too. The things that constantly mesmerises me are the lightning storms that occur throughout the Earth. From up high, they look both beautiful and violent. The auroras are also exceptionally special when viewed from the ISS.
Full screen, HD, volume up, and enjoy. Onwards!