What Does The Earth Look Like From The International Space Station? (4K UHD)


Humans have been observing the cosmos
for thousands of years while trying to understand the nature of the objects
seen in the night sky. But it wasn’t until the 20th century that we developed
the technology that allowed us to travel into space turn around and observe our
planet in all its glory. In November 1998 the International Space Station or ISS for short was at the beginning of its construction. Because of its size and
weight the station was taken piece by piece into space and gradually built in orbit around the Earth. It took two years
before it was safe enough for people to live on the space station and the whole
craft wasn’t completed until 2011. The ISS not only serves as a home for
astronauts and cosmonauts but it is also a unique laboratory that allows crew
members to do research that could not be done anywhere on Earth. Since November 2000 239 people from 19 countries have embarked on a mission to the ISS and
each one of them have been lucky enough to look down and observe our planet from
a truly unique perspective. This incredible time-lapse was taken when the
International Space Station was traveling above Florida in 2017. The video reveals the Earth’s curvature that is wrapped in a magnificent thin blue
atmosphere. Above the horizon is the darkness of space but below it’s huge
cloud formations can be seen from a bird’s eye view as they partly shroud
the beautiful color of our planet’s oceans. In the middle of the shot the
International Space Station’s famous robotic arm is visible as dark shadows
subtly pass over its white surface Also captured in 2017 was this
magnificent time-lapse of the earth at night time while the ISS passed through
an Aurora. The video reveals a thick bright green fog that is the result of
charged particles from the Sun striking the atmosphere. These particles are
usually guided along the Earth’s magnetic field line to the polar regions
which is why people that live in the northern and southern hemispheres are
sometimes lucky enough to see this majestic display from the ground. But there is no better view of this celestial light show that from the
International Space Station as this video confirms. But it’s not just the
Magnificent power of the Sun that can light up the Earth. Our cities and towns
illuminate at nighttime transforming the Earth’s surface into a bright canvas of
human activity this time-lapse video was captured while the International Space
Station passed above Russia and reveals the vast distribution of people below
but also the dramatic changes that we have made to our planets landscape. Hurricanes are the most violent storms
on Earth they unleash a terrifying siege of devastation as they pass over our
towns and cities. This incredible time-lapse footage of Hurricane Dorian
was made up of 350 images that were captured as the International Space
Station passed above in August of this year. Towards the end of the video the
camera zooms in to the eye of the storm revealing the only calm region of this
destructive natural force 2019 also gave us another natural
disaster when the remote volcano Raikoke erupted after 100 years of silence. This image reveals vast plumes of ash and gas that is being forced up into the
atmosphere via a narrow column but then eventually spreading out like an
umbrella when the plume cannot rise any further. At the base of the column a
white puffy ring of water vapor can be seen wrapped around the powerful
volcanic cloud formation which is possibly a sign of magma flowing into
the sea below. This incredible photograph was taken in 2015 as the ISS passed over
the Himalaya range in China near the Indian border. Across the bottom of the
image tall mountains can be seen casting strong shadows against the bright white
snow while the top of the image reveals rivers that have eroded rock creating
long channels that cut through the snow-covered surface. In 2014 astronauts
snapped a spectacular photograph of a massive dust storm stretching hundreds
of miles across the Sahara Desert. The image shows the storm blowing from the east while huge towering clouds drift above the sandy landscape. The African
surface is completely blocked from view by the thick dust making the planet
almost look similar to our red neighbor Mars The moon is a familiar sight in our
night sky but this time-lapse reveals it in a whole new way. The magnificent video
shows our city lights glowing like a fire that has spread across the planet
while flashes of blue lightning crackles from within the dark clouds. Our fragile
atmosphere starts off as a neon green but slowly transforms into a deep orange
as the moon rises above the horizon like a bright white orb that is reflecting
the sun’s light. The International Space Station provides
its crew members with breathtaking views every day and lucky enough for us down
here on the ground many of the crew members have captured these magnificent
moments. Giving the people of Earth a chance to witness our home planet in a
completely new and spectacular way I really hope you enjoyed this video if
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