The First Vine From Space Captures A Never-Setting Sun

Tuesday, 10 June 2014 - 4:19AM
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Tuesday, 10 June 2014 - 4:19AM
The First Vine From Space Captures A Never-Setting Sun

Move over stop-motion magic tricks and weird dance moves, because Vines from space are here! NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman is the man who shot this record-breaking vine, which captures a sun that seemingly never sets as it bobs its way around the Earth. 

 

 

As Wiseman alludes to in his comment, the reason the sun doesn't appear to be able to make its way behind the Earth is because when the video was shot, the International Space Station - where the video was shot from- was cruising along the Terminator line. The terminator line is the point that separates those of us who are experiencing daylight from those of us who are experiencing darkness. As such, the lowest we ever see the sun dip in this video is the same level that gives us evening 'dusk'.

 

Wiseman has only been on the International Space Station for a couple of weeks, so if he's setting records this early into his stay, who knows what else we can expect throughout his 6 month expedition.

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