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Home, from space: Earth Illuminated

Bad AstronomyBy Phil PlaitAug 10, 2012 4:30 PM


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I've been posting a lot about Mars lately - and stay tuned, there's plenty more! - but let's not forget the first planet we ever viewed from space: our own. Here's another lovely time lapse video of Earth made from images taken by astronauts aboard the International Space Station, called Earth Illuminated.

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Regular readers might recognize some of the clips used here; for example the opening shot shows the solstice Sun not quite setting over the limb of the Earth

. Many of the other features you can see in this video I've explained before too, like air glow

, aurorae

, and cities from space

. Still, it's nice to see them again, some literally in a different light.

Tip o' the spacesuit visor to Dan Gillmor on G+.

Related Posts: - This Is Our Planet - Earthlapse - JAW DROPPING Space Station time lapse! - Psychedelic space station stars and cities

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