Earth like you’ve never seen it before: Six minutes of timelapse from space

The colors are different. The aurora is spectacular. The views are breathtaking. This is what happens when 12,500 photos taken while on the International Space Station are compiled into an incredible timelapse and set to music.

It is simply tremendous.

Most surprising to me is that there were so few times I actually recognized the bits of earth that I was looking down at. I got the Mediterranean Sea into the Red Sea a couple times and one pass over Europe as well, but there were many instances I have no idea what I’m really looking at. But I don’t really care. Because it is so beautiful.

Yes, it is six minutes long. It is completely worth spending the time.

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Seth Miller

I'm Seth, also known as the Wandering Aramean. I was bit by the travel bug 30 years ago and there's no sign of a cure. I fly ~200,000 miles annually; these are my stories. You can connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.


  1. Fantastic! Can’t miss the USA at night at ~:57, has to be Italy at night at 4:46, and then it finishes up grandly with Italy at 5:40, crossing to Cairo and then, Medinah, Jeddah, and Mecca at 5:48.

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