Video of the Day: Time-Lapse of Earth at Night from the International Space Station


If you’re feeling anything less than completely overwhelmed by the beauty of the world we live in, boy, have got the cure for what ails you. This gorgeous five-minute-long HD time lapse of the earth was created from a sequence of photographs taken with a special low-light 4K-camera by the crew onboard the International Space Station between August to October, 2011, and it really is phenomenal. Watch it in full screen and you’ll feel as though you’re floating over our big blue planet, each flash of light a beautiful hint of humanity. For more information, check out the video’s Vimeo page.

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