Beautiful Timelapse Photography of Planet Earth

Using images taken from the International Space Station (ISS), Bruce W. Berry, Jr. has crafted together four minutes of timelapse photography sequences that take us on a cinematic journey through space. These types of video are made using only still images and can take extraordinary lengths of time to complete, since each photograph has to be edited individually. To put that into perspective, the following timelapse shows 24 still images per second. At just over four minutes long, this clip uses over 5,900 photographs. Imagine how long it would take to edit almost 6,000 images, one at a time:

There are plenty of stunning shots to see throughout the video from locations all around the world. Here is just a sampling of the sights you can see:

  •  Hurricane Irene Hits the US
  • Indian Ocean to Pacific Ocean Through the Cupola
  • Myanmar to Malaysia
  • Western Europe to Central India
  • Middle East to the South Pacific Ocean
  • Aurora Borealis over Europe
  • City Lights over Middle East
  •  European City Lights
  • Northwest coast of United States to Central South America at Night
  • Moonglow over Canada and Northern U.S.
  • Stars and the Milky Way over the Atlantic
  • The Milky Way and Storms over Africa

aerial photography

Seeing earth from an astronauts perspective is not something we get to see on a regular basis, but there have been a handful of other timelapse videos done in a similar fashion. They never fail to mesmerize.

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