Astronaut’s six-month timelapse shows Earth from above

Alexander Gerst (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

(WTNH)– German astronaut Alexander Gerst was in space as part of the International Space Station crew from May to November. During that time, Gerst took over 12,000 pictures of Earth from above. Recently, he put those pictures in motion, creating a timelapse video.

“Marvel at the 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,” says the video’s description. “Often while conducting scientific experiments or docking spacecraft Alexander would set cameras to automatically take pictures at regular intervals. Combining these images gives the timelapse effect seen in this video.”


(Courtesy European Space Agency)

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