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Earthereal: A Time Lapse Trip Around the Earth

This stunning video is a combination of dozens of time lapse sequences shot by astronauts aboard the International Space Station, all artfully spliced and set to a musical score.

Adonis Pulatus, the photographer behind the video, explains:

The International Space Station Expedition 30 crew shot some truly awe-inspiring time-lapse sequences flying over practically every square mile of the globe.

I downloaded the high-resolution image sets that have been made available by the NASA Johnson Space Center and constructed this short time-lapse film in hi-res 2K project format. I was amazed at how clean the Nikon D3S images turned out (even at ISO 3200 and above) which kept the post-processing requirements to a minimum.


Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 01/22/13

Comments (4)

  1. Rube Tube

    You know? America has some of the stupidest TV shows that somehow pass as entertainment. American Idol, Survivor and the Voice are just 3 examples I can think of. And yet, the really cool stuff America makes, like this video, is online. Go figure!

    It seems to me that I’ve seen something like this before too. But even if you do it fifty more times I don’t think I’d ever get too tired of watching. But if I see even five seconds of prime time TV I’m usually crawling for the clicker – to turn it off!

    Maybe Hollywood could use some pointers from NASA. (Or maybe I need someone to blow my brains out so I can enjoy some of that prime time TV.)

  2. Richard Collins

    You are so right. I am greatly thankful that I saw this video, and you can bet I will watch it again, and share it with friends and relatives. I am 84 years of age, and wonder if an 18 year old would have enough sense to appreciate this. I hope at least a few would. Thank you for what you have done.

  3. Brian Clayton

    Wow, that was awesome. Excellent choice of music!
    I agree with the other two as well…I just happened to stumble upon this and I’m certainly glad I did.
    Keep up the good work!

  4. Pegi

    My thanks to How To Geek for bringing these wonderful things daily to my email. I truly appreciate the work that you do many times over.

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