Wednesday , May 25 2022

Watch: This Is the Longest Continuous Time-Lapse Shot From Space


Take two trips around the Earth – in 15 minutes. European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut and International Space Station (ISS) commander Alexander Gerst recently captured the longest continuous timelapse from space.

The glorious shot travels from Tunisia across Beijing and through Australia in two trips around the planet, showing the Earth pass from day to night twice. You can also see the Station travel across dark swaths of ocean and over brilliantly lit cities. There are also clouds, thunderstorms, and flashes from lightning storms.

It's comprised of approximately 21,375 images of Earth all captured by Gerst from the International Space Station to celebrate 20 years of international collaboration. The 15-minute clip has been sped up to 12.5 times faster than the actual velocity of the observatory.

A map at the top-right corner of the screen shows the location of the Station during the journey.

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