There are two things I like to look at when I just want to relax. Timelapses and photos from space. And when they’re combined, it’s often extremely relaxing. The above timelapse was shot recently by NASA astronaut Nick Hague, who has been living and working on the International Space Station since the middle of March.
Took a moment to capture the beauty of our planet today. I was awestruck as I watched the wispy clouds disappear into the shadows. pic.twitter.com/CNLUsDryY1
— Nick Hague (@AstroHague) May 23, 2019
The video covers 30 minutes of realtime footage condensed down into 60 seconds. That’s about a third of a go around the planet. The timelapse covers the journey from the Pacific to the Atlantic ocean, although there’s no mention of what it was shot with.
It’s pretty crazy how quickly the ISS covers this much of the earth, but when it’s making a complete orbit around every 92 minutes, and considering this is a third of an orbit condensed down into just a minute, it’s not surprising that it appears to go by so quickly.
Personally, I think NASA should set up a camera in this spot permanently live streaming 24 hours a day. But maybe that’s just me.
Hague is scheduled to remain aboard the ISS until October 3rd. Hopefully this won’t be the last timelapse we see from him.