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This Is Our Planet

Bad AstronomyBy Phil PlaitJul 6, 2012 11:00 AM

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Because I never get tired of time lapse videos taken from space, here is one created by Tomislav Safundžić called This Is Our Planet:

[embed width="610"]http://vimeo.com/44801709[/embed]

I like how it speeds the pace up over most such videos; at some spots there's a frenetic feel to it that is counter to how I usually think of what it's like to serenely orbit the Earth. I like the music, too! I've written about these time lapse videos many times, and described what's in them, including the aurorae

, the air glow

, identifying cities from space

, and so on. See the Related Posts links below. As beautiful as these videos are, I find they are even more amazing when you actually understand what you're seeing.


Related Posts: - The softly glowing night sky - Aurora in the pink - Real time footage of the aurora shows them dancing and shimmering - JAW DROPPING Space Station time lapse! - Followup: City lights from space

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