Watch ESA Astronaut Alexander Gerst’s Timelapse Of Earth Taken From Space in 4K

Dec 24, 2014

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Watch ESA Astronaut Alexander Gerst’s Timelapse Of Earth Taken From Space in 4K

Dec 24, 2014

Tiffany Mueller

Tiffany Mueller is a photographer based in Hawi, Hawaii. You can follow her Twitter here and her personal life here.

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gerst esa1During a 6-month long Blue Dot Mission aboard the International Space Station, European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Alexander Gerst took tens of thousands of photos. 12,500 of which were used to create this astonishing timelapse of earth from above. Periodically, Gerst would use an intervalometer to snap photos for him while he worked on other important tasks. Now, a little over a month since he returned to earth, the ESA has released the results of those sessions in the form of an ultra high definition timelapse video.

Viewers are treated to glimpses of earth and space taken from the rare perspective of space. Among some of the beautiful sights in the clip, there will be “auroras, sunrises, clouds, stars, oceans, the Milky Way, the International Space Station, lightning, cities at night, spacecraft and the thin band of atmosphere that protects us from space.” 

Be sure to switch the Youtube settings to 4k playback for the ultimate space experience! You can watch Alexander Gerst’s Earth timelapses, here:

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2 responses to “Watch ESA Astronaut Alexander Gerst’s Timelapse Of Earth Taken From Space in 4K”

  1. Jeff Dolan Avatar
    Jeff Dolan

    We have such an awesome God. If you don’t believe in him do know that he believes in you. What an awesome video

    1. Henri Avatar
      Henri

      Whát are you talking about!