Our Fragile Oasis

The other day, via Microsiervos, I found this great clip: a time-lapse video onboard the International Space Station while orbiting 402 kilometers above the Earth at 28,163 kilometers per hour.

Time Lapse is a photograph technique that gives an accelerated view of slowly changing events. About six weeks before their return to Earth from the International Space Station, Ron Garan, NASA Astronaut who writes a blog called Fragile Oasis, set up his camera to take 500 pictures at 3-second intervals. The final result is absolutely jaw-dropping.

If you were an astronaut, this could be the view each day from your office window:

What you can see in this video:
1:06 Europe to the Indian Ocean
1:35 United States of America
2:01 Aurora Australis over Madagascar
2:26 Central Africa to Russia
2:44 Europe to the Middle East
3:00 Hurricane Katia
3:10 New Zealand to the Pacific Ocean
3:38 Northwest U.S. to South America
4:10 Aurora over Australia
4:34 North America to South America
5:05 Mexico to the Great Lakes
5:16 Hurricane Irene
5:22 California to Hudson Bay
5:38 Tanzania to Southern Ocean
6:00 Central Africa to the Middle East
6:15 Chile to Brazil
6:25 Africa to the Mediterranean Sea
6:37 Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan


So say we all!!