Astronaut Creates Amazing Time Lapse of Earth from Six Months in Space
Astronaut Alexander Gerst spent six months on the International Space Station on the Blue Dot mission, returning in November. In that time, he took over 12,500 pictures, which he combined into this dazzling six-minute Earth from space time lapse.
The time lapse includes all of the most beautiful imagery our humble little planet has to offer, including lightning, clouds, auroras, sunrises, and glowing cities at night.
The official description from ESA reads: "Watch Earth roll by through the perspective of ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst in this six-minute timelapse video from space. Combining 12 500 images taken by Alexander during his six-month Blue Dot mission on the International Space Station this Ultra High Definition video shows the best our beautiful planet has to offer."