Unbelievable video: Images of the Earth in just 60 seconds
September 19, 2011
The International Space Station (ISS) managed to collect thousands of images of Planet Earth in just 60 seconds.
Science professor James Drake spliced images of the ISS, which travels about 220 miles above Earth’s surface, to achieve what became a sensation on the web.
Drake used the images from the Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth, so everyone can enjoy the breathtaking view of North and South.
The film was uploaded on September 15 and attracted around 50,000 views on YouTube, begins in the Pacific Ocean and moves over North America and South America before going into the light of day near Antarctica.
Some cities and places of interest are: Vancouver Island, Victoria, Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Phoenix, some urban areas in Texas, New Mexico, Mexico City, the Gulf of Mexico and the Peninsula Yucatan.
You can also see the Pacific Ocean and countries such as Guatemala, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, and the Amazon.
The images include the Earth’s ionosphere (thin yellow line) and stars of our galaxy.