Friday, June 8, 2012

We’re 99% certain this is the most beautiful footage of Earth’s auroras yet recorded

Boy howdy, this video definitely confirms that if you're going to gaze at our planet, the International Space Station is the best seat in the house. This video was shot during Expeditions 28 and 29 aboard the ISS from August-October of 2011. Time to pretend you're an alien fleet joy-riding through the Milky Way. Sure, we've seen glimpses of the aurora from the ISS (as well as some pretty spectacular shots of Earth's cities below) before, but Michael Konig's trippy five-minute crawl over the continents will make you feel like you're riding shotgun in Thor's chariot, looking for the next exit to the Rainbow Bridge. Here's the progression of the footage:

coming and gone

Tuesday, June 5, 2012