“Fly through both space and time with this amazing new time-lapse video, showing beautiful star trails and city lights streaking over the Earth’s surface as seen from space.
Photographer Christoph Malin from Austria created the stunning film by stacking image sequences taken by astronauts aboard the International Space Station. The results show off incredible patterns of light as the ISS zooms by. Along with the man-made metropolises, viewers can catch a glimpse of lightning corridors flashing within clouds, green auroras, satellite tracks, meteors, and even a quick appearance by the famous sun-diving comet Lovejoy at about 1:42.”
“The endeavor started on Thursday night and went on until Sunday night, with very little sleep to no sleep. The only thing that kept us going was pure love of the art and adrenaline. One thing that stood out the most for me, while I was shooting, was the people of Los Angeles. It was so powerful to see the excitement on peoples faces and the pride of their home town. No matter how many times I would see the Shuttle it would never get old.”
If you know me, you know that I love astronomy. One of my greatest wishes is to see the Earth from space. I’ve accepted that it likely isn’t going to happen for me, unless Virgin Galactic somehow starts offering trips for the same prices as a Southwest flight to Vegas from Phoenix.
Thanks to the astronauts on the ISS however, I can experience it through amazing videos like this. Enjoy!
Discovered via Wired.com. There are more videos there. Go, watch them NOW!!!!