Just One More Seriously Breathtaking Video of the Earth From Space

More

By now you've probably seen one of the many gorgeous time-lapse videos created with photographs taken by the crew of the International Space Station. Yeah, yeah, pretty cool. But just when you think you've seen all the beauty that space has to offer, along comes this gem: Christoph Malin's twist on the genre.

The photographer "stacked" still images shot from the Space Station to create stunning trails of light, revealing the path of the spacecraft's orbit around the planet and the rotation of the stars beyond. "Stacks make interesting patterns visible, for example lightning corridors within clouds," Malin explains; "One can also sometimes recognize satellite tracks and meteors -- patterns that are not amongst the main star trails." All the images are courtesy of NASA's Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth

For more work by Christoph Malin, visit http://www.christophmalin.com/.

Via Alan Taylor

Jump to comments

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.
Get Today's Top Stories in Your Inbox (preview)

CrossFit Versus Yoga: Choose a Side

How a workout becomes a social identity


Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register. blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

CrossFit Versus Yoga: Choose a Side

How a workout becomes a social identity

Video

Is Technology Making Us Better Storytellers?

The minds behind House of Cards and The Moth weigh in.

Video

A Short Film That Skewers Hollywood

A studio executive concocts an animated blockbuster. Who cares about the story?

Video

In Online Dating, Everyone's a Little Bit Racist

The co-founder of OKCupid shares findings from his analysis of millions of users' data.

Video

What Is a Sandwich?

We're overthinking sandwiches, so you don't have to.

Video

Let's Talk About Not Smoking

Why does smoking maintain its allure? James Hamblin seeks the wisdom of a cool person.

Writers

Up
Down

More in Video

Just In