Amazing time-lapse video shows streaking star trails and city light

Fly through both space and time with this amazing new time-lapse video, showing beautiful star trails and city lights streaking over the Earth’s surface as seen from space.

Photographer Christoph Malin from Austria created the stunning film by stacking image sequences taken by astronauts aboard the International Space Station.

The results show off incredible patterns of light as the ISS zooms by. Along with the man-made metropolises, viewers can catch a glimpse of lightning corridors flashing within clouds, green auroras, satellite tracks, meteors, and even a quick appearance by the famous sun-diving comet Lovejoy (at about 1:42).

Malin said he was inspired to make the video because of his love of space and the view from mankind’s outpost in the heavens.

He had seen other videos using ISS footage and, wanting to add something beautiful himself, he fired up some special software, “grabbed me a Red Bull, and worked through a night and 1 terabyte of ISS data.

” The end result can be enjoyed by people all over the world and hopefully inspire further creative work honoring space science.

Video: Christoph Malin/Vimeo, sequences courtesy ”The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth,” NASA

Music: “Eileen” by Lee Rosevere and “Window #3” by Two Bicycles


Responses to "Time-Lapse Video Shows Star Trails and City Lights Streaking From Space"

  1. Anonymous says:

    So incredible to view.Thank you.

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