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Amazing Time-lapse Video of Auroras as Seen From the ISS [Video]

This time-lapse video, created from a series of 345 images shot from the International Space Station, showcases Auroras in the upper atmosphere of the Earth in a way we never see them from way down here.

Video creator isoeph writes:

I was just poking around the Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth website and saw the series of images and said to myself ‘That is so bloody cool, I should turn that into a video like those guys did for the What does it feel like to fly over planet Earth video’.”

It’s quite a surreal show and, thanks to the miracle of space travel and technology, we get to watch it from the comfort of our desks.

Aurora Seen from the ISS in Orbit [via TheDailyWhat]

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  • Published 09/26/11

Comments (8)

  1. KB Prez

    AWESOME.

  2. Bobro

    agreed

  3. callasabra

    WOW. now if I could just make that my desktop background!

  4. Andrew

    I was thinking the same thing! How can I download/save this!

  5. anthony biederer

    open video with VLC.. one of the tabs has a screen shot saver… too easy…

  6. snert

    MUCH TOO SHORT!

  7. Alex

    Me thinks:
    Crop out the ISS
    compress the video to iPhone 4 deimensions/format
    and put it on cydia as a video background
    Then
    Everyone == WIN!

  8. g-mony

    Aurora lays her spores!

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