Earth from Space

Here is an old NASA photo from my space collection. It is a astronaut placing scientific devices on surface "for all mankind." I have other photos from my persona collection at the bottom of this blog post. All these photos amaze me for what they show and what they say about how great Western Civilization is.
As amazing is this video: Time-lapsed photography of earth from space...unreal! Click this link and marvel. This is epic. While human life continues, as in these photos, the earth spins and the planets swirl and creation continues here and beyond. CREATION!!!
It shows a time lapse sequences of photographs taken by the crew of expeditions 28 & 29 on board the International Space Station from August to October,   2011, who to my knowledge shot these pictures at an altitude of around 350 km. All credit goes to them. I intend to upload a Full HD-version presently. HD, refurbished, smoothed, retimed, denoised, deflickered, cut, etc.
All in all I tried to keep the looks of the material as original as possible,
avoided adjusting the colors and the like, since in my opinion the original
footage itself already has an almost surreal and aestethical visual nature.

Music: Jan Jelinek | Do Dekor, faitiche back2001
w+p by Jan Jelinek, published by scape Publishing / Universal
janjelinek.com | faitiche.de

Image Courtesy of the Image Science & Analysis Laboratory,
NASA Johnson Space Center, The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth    eol.jsc.nasa.gov
Editing: Michael K├Ânig | koenigm.com
Shooting locations in order of appearance:
1. Aurora Borealis Pass over the United States at Night
2. Aurora Borealis and eastern United States at Night
3. Aurora Australis from Madagascar to southwest of Australia
4. Aurora Australis south of Australia
5. Northwest coast of United States to Central South America at Night
6. Aurora Australis from the Southern to the Northern Pacific Ocean
7. Halfway around the World
8. Night Pass over Central Africa and the Middle East
9. Evening Pass over the Sahara Desert and the Middle East
10. Pass over Canada and Central United States at Night
11. Pass over Southern California to Hudson Bay
12. Islands in the Philippine Sea at Night
13. Pass over Eastern Asia to Philippine Sea and Guam
14. Views of the Mideast at Night
15. Night Pass over Mediterranean Sea
16. Aurora Borealis and the United States at Night
17. Aurora Australis over Indian Ocean
18. Eastern Europe to Southeastern Asia at Night

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