Auroras, Sunrises, Clouds, Lightning, Stars, Oceans, the Milky Way, City Lights at Night, Oceans, ISS, Spacecraft and the Thin Band of Atmosphere

ULTRAVIDEO (6:10): Available up to 4K (2160p) watch a video from Alexander Gerst’s camera on the Internation Space Station (ISS) during his six-month Blue Dot mission (FULL SCREEN 4K recommended).

Watch Earth roll by through the perspective of European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut and geophysicist Dr. Alexander Gerst in this six-minute time lapse video from space. The video combines 12,500 images taken by Alexander Gerst during his six-month Blue Dot mission on the International Space Station (ISS) from May to November 2014. Dr. Gerst’s mission is called Blue Dot after the American astronomer Carl Sagan’s description of our faintly visible planet as “a pale blue dot” as seen on a photograph taken by NASA’s Voyager six billion kilometers from our planet.

The video shows amazing views of auroras, sunrises, clouds, lightning in thunderhead clouds, stars, city lights at night, oceans, the Milky Way, the International Space Station, spacecraft and the thin band of atmosphere that protects us from space. Catch Pleiades from 4:24-4:29.

Often while conducting scientific experiments or docking spacecraft, the German scientist and astronaut would set cameras to automatically take pictures at regular intervals. Combining these images produced the time lapse effect seen in this video. Alexander Gerst was Flight Engineer 5 on Expedition 40 and Flight Engineer 2 on Expedition 41.

Watch the video in 4K resolution for the best resolution and find out more about Alexander Gerst’s Blue Dot mission here: www.esa.int/BlueDot …


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