Archive for April, 2013

Our Beautiful Planet

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

Check out this beautiful time-lapse film of our awesome planet Earth. The footage was captured by astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) and made available to the public. Then a generous filmographer came along and cleaned it up for us. This little spinning orb we call home is truly awe-inspiring.

A few interesting tidbits:

  • The ISS orbits the planet about once every 90 mins.
  • It has circled Earth over 57,000 times (traveling more than 1.5 billion miles — the equivalent of eight round trips to the Sun.
  • The yellow/greenish line that you see over the earth is Airglow.
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