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What does it feel like to fly over the Earth?

Yeah, haven’t you ever wondered what that would feel like? Unfortunately, most of us wont be able to get that feeling. But this is a amazing glimpse of what it might look like though! A time-lapse taken by NASA from the front of the International Space Station as it orbits our planet at night. Your view begins over the Pacific Ocean and continues over North and South America before entering daylight near Antarctica..all in a cool 55 seconds.

Visible cities, countries and landmarks include (in order) Vancouver Island, Victoria, Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles. Phoenix. Multiple cities in Texas, New Mexico and Mexico. Mexico City, the Gulf of Mexico, the Yucatan Peninsula, El Salvador, Lightning in the Pacific Ocean, Guatemala, Panama, Columbia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Lake Titicaca, and the Amazon. Also visible is the earths ionosphere (thin yellow line), a satellite (55sec) and the stars of our galaxy. Take a second to think about where we live and how our actions affect this incredibly beautiful planet! MORE posts about spacey stuff on mikenyff.com – We Are Here

Here are some spectacular looks from the other way – The 2011 Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition winners

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….a few links if you’re interested.

Smooth Version;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdDEpC0uHWI

25fps Version
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcVVOnHfN1I&feature=related

Raw data was downloaded from;

The Gateway To Astronaut Photography of Earth
http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/sseop/mrf.htm “.

Virtualdub was used to create the final movie.

You can see more beautiful images of our universe at;
http://infinity-imagined.tumblr.com/

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