Video: The most spectacular five minutes of your day… honestly
Here we have a time-lapse video of what it looks like to be on-board the International Space Station while looking at the earth.
The time-lapse sequences of photographs were taken with a special low light 4K-camera by the crew of expedition 28 & 29 on-board the International Space Station from August to October 2011.
Video editor Michael König sifted through thousands and thousands of photographs and spliced them together to make this mesmerising five-minute clip. In it you can see what is possibly the greatest vantage point of the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights to some, and the frequent flash of lightning as it strikes in the atmosphere 386 km below the space station.
The video comes with the shooting locations in order of appearance, which includes the Aurora Borealis as it passes over the United States at night, the Aurora Australis from Madagascar to southwest of Australia, evening as it passes over the Sahara Desert and the Middle East and Eastern Europe to South eastern Asia at Night.
Richard Branson is probably glad this video has come out now. We’ll all want a go on Virgin Galactic after watching it.