NASA's Own Supercut of Amazing Footage of Earth From Space

Because looking down on our beautiful planet from the lofty height of the International Space Station never gets old, here is just one more breathtaking time-lapse video to check out. When NASA made the raw images and videos available a few months ago, filmmakers of all stripes assembled stunning videos set to music. We even made our own version, here at the Atlantic Video channel. In this latest video, below, NASA gives it their own spin, choosing a dramatic song, fittingly called  "Walking in the Air," by Howard Blake.

Here's what to look for, NASA says

The video takes viewers around the world, through auroras, and over dazzling lightning displays. The sequences are as follows:
:01 – Stars over southern United States
:08 – US west coast to Canada
:21 – Central Europe to the Middle East
:36 – Aurora Australis over the Indian Ocean
:54 – Storms over Africa
1:08 – Central United States
1:20 – Midwest United States
1:33 – United Kingdom to Baltic Sea
1:46 – Moonset
1:55 – Northern United States to Eastern Canada
2:12 – Aurora Australis over the Indian Ocean
2:32 – Comet Lovejoy
2:53 – Aurora Borealis over Hudson Bay
3:06 – United Kingdom to Central Europe.

How do astronauts on board the Space Station shoot these time-lapse videos? This video from NASA goes behind the scenes with astronaut Mike Fossum to find out. 

For more videos from NASA, visit http://www.nasa.gov/.

Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg is the executive producer for video at The AtlanticMore

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg joined The Atlantic in 2011 to launch its video channel and, in 2013, create its in-house video production department. She leads the development and production of original documentaries, interviews, and other video content for The Atlantic. Previously, she worked as a producer at Al Gore’s Current TV and as a content strategist and documentary producer in San Francisco. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University.

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