Monday, March 6, 2017

Flying Over the Earth at Night - UNIVERSE

Many wonders are visible when flying over the Earth at night. A compilation of such visual spectacles was captured from the International Space Station (ISS). Passing below are white clouds, orange city lights, lightning flashes in thunderstorms, and dark blue seas. On the horizon is the golden haze of Earth's thin atmosphere, frequently decorated by dancing auroras.

The green parts of auroras typically remain below the space station, but the station flies right through the red and purple auroral peaks. Solar panels of the ISS are seen around the frame edges. The ominous wave of approaching brightness at the end of each sequence is just the dawn of the sunlit half of Earth, a dawn that occurs every 90 minutes.


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