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Amazing video of the Earth spinning taken from the International Space Station

By Ted Thornhill
Last updated at 11:18 AM on 28th October 2011

This is one film that’s sure to leave you in a spin.

The crew of the International Space Station pointed a camera at North America and the resulting still pictures were spliced together into a mesmerising speeded-up sequence.

It shows a rotation of the Earth in just a matter of seconds

The northern lights shimmer over the horizon as the International Space Station passes over the brightly lit cities of America beneath

The northern lights shimmer over the horizon as the International Space Station passes over the brightly lit cities of America beneath

Nasa explains that the camera was north-facing, so the amazing Aurora Borealis can be seen shimmering at the top of the screen throughout the video.

The sequence begins with lights from southern Canada sweeping into view before the station passes over central North America.

 

Through the clouds, the peninsula of Michigan can be seen, with Chicago’s millions of lights glowing at the south end of Lake Michigan. Whole cloud formations can be seen clearly moving across the earth's surface as the ISS passes over

A few dramatic lightning storms can be seen flashing in the clouds over central United States before the East Coast of the United States, including Atlanta and Georgia, comes into view.

Heavens above: The International Space Station orbits at over 200 miles above Earth


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One Response to "Amazing video of the Earth spinning taken from the International Space Station"

  1. Kent says:

    Nice site Mike. Hope all is well with you. Kent

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