The longest timelapse from space shows two whole trips around the Earth

Nov 26, 2018

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The longest timelapse from space shows two whole trips around the Earth

Nov 26, 2018

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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To celebrate the 20th anniversary, the European Space Agency (ESA) has published the longest timelapse video ever recorded in space. Starting from Tunisia, the timelapse takes you to two whole trips around our home planet, and it took more than 21,000 photos to create it.

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The timelapse was created by Alexander Gerst, a German astronaut with ESA. He took approximately 21 375 images of the Earth from the International Space Station and turned them into a 15-minute video, 12.5 times faster than the actual speed.

The video starts from Tunisia and takes you across Beijing and through Australia, making two full circles around the Earth. You can see the day turn into night and the night into day. There are clouds, thunderstorms, and shiny lights of the cities. It’s magnificent. Throughout the video, you can follow the ISS’ location: there’s a map at the top right of the screen as well as annotations on the photos.

With the length of 15 minutes, this is the longest timelapse from space recorded so far. But on the other hand, what is 15 minutes for two whole trips around our home planet? Either way, this timelapse is awe-inspiring and worth watching, and I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I did.

[Space Station 20th: longest continuous timelapse from space via The Verge]

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3 responses to “The longest timelapse from space shows two whole trips around the Earth”

  1. Tamara Shipp Avatar
    Tamara Shipp

    I ghostwrote a book explaining why the earth is, in fact, flat. You will never convince those people. They’ll say this is faked, or they’ll just ignore it altogether.

  2. DPJ Avatar
    DPJ

    This is beautiful, where it goes from day to night is almost quote surreal. I’d give every last thing I could to be able to experience something like this, but alas, i’m just a mere mortal who has to carry on dreaming.

  3. Hunter Sainthill Avatar
    Hunter Sainthill

    LIES it is not round! If you believe the earth is round watch this video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xM9S4QiEHEY