One thing that never gets old is watching a time lapse of Earth from space. NASA's just released a new four minute long time lapse featuring 14 different sequences of our planet taken from the ISS by the Expedition 30 crew and set to Howard Blake's "Walking in the Air." This is emotional stuff.
The sequences are as follows:
- :01 - Stars over southern United States
- :08 - US west coast to Canada
- :21 - Central Europe to the Middle East
- :36 - Aurora Australis over the Indian Ocean
- :54 - Storms over Africa
- 1:08 - Central United States
- 1:20 - Midwest United States
- 1:33 - United Kingdom to Baltic Sea
- 1:46 - Moonset
- 1:55 - Northern United States to Eastern Canada
- 2:12 - Aurora Australis over the Indian Ocean
- 2:32 - Comet Lovejoy
- 2:53 - Aurora Borealis over Hudson Bay
- 3:06 - United Kingdom to Central Europe
Our only complaint to NASA is, why no HD option? The video is blurrier than a speeding Sonic the Hedgehog when fullscreened.
We're sold. NASA needs to get Americans back into space. FAST.