Breathtaking are the wonders of an Aurora. But imagine those ebbing polar greens and pinks from four-hundred kilometers in space. Astronaut Alexander Gerst captured this incredible moment while floating high above the continent of Australia inside the International Space Station:
When Gerst wasn’t working for the Blue Dot Mission, he was often found photographing our beautiful planet from afar.
This image is one of thousands captured by Gerst, at a rate of one per second at a resolution of 4256 x 2832 pixels. This selection of high resolution images was transformed into Ultra HD (4k) 3840 x 2160 pixel movie by the European Space Agency production team.
Earth Images, the jaw-dropping video montage, is pictured below:
With 25 frames per second, the film runs 25 times faster than it would appear to an astronaut’s eye.
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