11/21/11

Can't Get Enough ISS

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 

Let me know what you think...

Kaye

8 comments:

Maria Zannini said...

Surreal was exactly the word that came to mind when I saw this. Thank you for posting this. Off to show hubby.

Amber Skyze said...

Yes, I'd definitely use surreal too. Great photo.

Jessica Subject said...

Wow, truly spectacular! The thunderstorms and aurora borealis were amazing! Thanks for sharing. :)

Melisse Aires said...

That was so interesting. I wouldn't have guessed it would be so colorful. Beautiful!

dianedooley said...

The video was stunning. Can't wait to share it with my kids.

Kaye Manro said...

I loved it too. I thought it would be worth sharing.

Maria - It was surreal to me as well. I felt as if I were there.

Amber - It is a great photo.

Jessica - the aurora and those thunderstorms is what impressed me too.

Melisse - I agree, I was surprised it was that clearly colorful too.

Diane - Stunning for sure! I bet the kids will enjoy it as well.

Shelley Munro said...

Wow, I loved the colors. Very spectacular. Thanks for sharing.

Linda Banche said...

Wow! What a show. I'd love to see the aurora like that.