Watch a Beautiful Timelapse Captured from Earth Orbit

ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst spent nearly six months living and working in orbit aboard the ISS during Expedition 41 in 2014, and during that time he captured some amazing photos of Earth from the windows of the Station. Watch above as aurorae dance and shimmer, stars and satellites wheel overhead, and city lights shine below from the privileged vantage point of humanity’s place in space 265 miles high.

A combination of 12,500 photos taken by Alexander during his Blue Dot mission, this Ultra High Definition video shows the best our beautiful planet has to offer! (And for full effect watch in full-screen HD!)

Read more about Alexander’s adventures aboard the ISS on his blog here.

Video credit: ESA


About Jason Major

Jason is a Rhode Island-based graphic designer, photographer, nature lover, space exploration fanatic, and coffee addict. In no particular order.

Posted on January 20, 2015, in Earth and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. The shot of the Milky Way and the lightning in the thunderstorms were the highlights for me in this film. Absolutely awe-inspiring!!

    I’m going to visit Alexander’s blog right now.

    Thanks for sharing this!!

    Very Best Regards,


  2. Reblogged this on seepurple and commented:
    Had to reblog this…Sooo Good, Sooo pretty!!!


  3. I had to reblog that. Very pretty to watch.


  4. Great timelapse !!
    Thanks for sharing it 😉
    Jeff Barani from Vence (France)

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Reblogged this on planetjulesBlog and commented:
    Amazing video

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Think I’d need the sea-sick pills. As gorgeous as it is. Saving this one.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Our planet is so beautiful. I love this and I often have the live video feed from the ISS running when I’m writing.


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