An Orbital Adagio: Nighttime Views from the ISS

by Jason Major on July 23, 2012

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People keep making these videos from ISS photography, and we keep loving them. Here’s the latest, assembled by photographer Knate Myers to a track by John Murphy (from the movie soundtrack for Sunshine) it’s a beautiful tour of nighttime passes of the Space Station over our planet. Stars, city lights, airglow, aurorae… it’s nothing you haven’t seen before, but everything worth seeing again. Watch it.

Video: Knate Myers. All images courtesy of the Image Science & Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center. Via the Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth.


A graphic designer in Rhode Island, Jason writes about space exploration on his blog Lights In The Dark, Discovery News, and, of course, here on Universe Today. Ad astra!

Mike Egan July 23, 2012 at 9:02 AM

My god, it’s full of stars!

Mike Egan July 23, 2012 at 9:04 AM

I take it some of the photo sequences have been reversed as one sequence shows the ISS passing northeast to southwest over Ireand. In years of watching this has never happened!!

Jason Major July 23, 2012 at 1:45 PM

Possibly. Maybe the images were stacked in the opposite sequence.

DarkGnat July 23, 2012 at 1:46 PM

There should be an alternate audio version with Pink Floyd.

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