Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Good morning, Earth

Posted on Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 7:21 AM

YouTube user yesterday2221 has stitched together still images taken from the International Space Station to create a time-lapse video of sunrise over the horizon of the planet.

yesterday2221:

Visible cities, countries and landmarks include (in order) Vancouver Island, Victoria, Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles. Phoenix. Multiple cities in Texas, New Mexico and Mexico. Mexico City, the Gulf of Mexico, the Yucatan Peninsula, El Salvador, Lightning in the Pacific Ocean, Guatemala, Panama, Columbia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Lake Titicaca, and the Amazon. Also visible is the earths ionosphere (thin yellow line), a satellite (55sec) and the stars of our galaxy.

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