If Space is the final frontier, then orbiting Earth aboard the ISS is just the beginning. Earth from Space: Amazing Photos by Astronaut Ron Garan...
For all who've ever yearned to look out the window of the International Space Station (ISS) and see the magnificent Earth pass by beneath, Michael König created this time-lapse sequence of photographs. Ron Garan and the crew of expeditions 28 and 29 took the photos on board the ISS from this past August to October.
König says the photos of Earth from 217 miles (350 kilometers) up — a typical orbital altitude for the ISS — were captured at a rate of 25 pictures per second. Very little color adjustment or other digital editing was done to the images before they were stitched together.
"In my opinion, the original footage already has an almost surreal and aesthetically visual nature," König explained at Vimeo, the site where he uploaded the video. However, he sped up the footage. "This is way faster than real time."
This is an impossibly impressive video. You can check it out here: Viemo
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