By Phil Plait | July 10, 2012 6:30 am

You might think I’m trying to clear out all the time lapse videos I have jostling for attention in my blog post queue, but hold up! I have one that isn’t your everyday video. Not by a long shot. A long, long shot.

This one, using photographs by astronauts on the International Space Station, is different. It features different frame rates, different angles, different music, and even a different soundtrack: inspirational speeches play over the equally inspirational photographs, giving this video a feel that’s, well, different than others.

The aspect ratio is very wide, and I had to shrink it to make it fit the blog, so I suggest watching it full screen. As usual, if you want to understand some of the things you’re seeing, check out the links in Related Posts below.

I live every single day of my life inspired by space. It’s a true joy to know that so many other people feel the same way.

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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  1. RAF

    An amazing video…the aurora, the lightning, the “extreme” thin-ness of the atmosphere…

    What a marvelous video to wake up to… thanks Phil.

  2. Rick J

    Great one….thanks for sharing!

  3. LeesaLogic

    So so amazing. Loved it.

  4. Chrissy
  5. Extraordinary. Turned what was going to be a mundane lunch at my desk into something that left me with chills…and maybe something in my eye. Thanks!

  6. Morad Echarkaoui

    This is a great video. It will shows that a live on a beatutiful planet and that by stepping back and looking at the big picture, we have an amazing view of the world.

  7. Julia
  8. Rob

    Thanks again for sharing these… i always really enjoy them

  9. Thank you so much Phil for sharing this film here, it’s truly amazing to read these comments which will only inspire others including myself. I will shortly write some instructions on how to create your own NASA timelapse very soon so everyone can have a go. If there are billions of stars in our universe then you are definitely one of the brightest ones :)

  10. I’m a big old “Kid” wen it comes to “Space” and anything relatet to it.
    So thank you for sharing and keep up the good work !

  11. AndresMinas

    I’ve seen several NASA time-lapse videos featuring the Earth, it’s atmosphere, the gleaming Sun and the night sky. I am doubly curious why the Moon is never shown.

    …oh! just in time…I see one. Here @


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