Mark Norman Francis

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What does it feel like to fly over planet Earth?

Favourited on Sunday, September 18, 2011 at 09:55.

Uploaded by yesterday2221. View original on Youtube.

A time-lapse taken from the front of the International Space Station as it orbits our planet at night. This movie begins over the Pacific Ocean and continues over North and South America before entering daylight near Antarctica. Visible cities, countries and landmarks include (in order) Vancouver Island, Victoria, Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles. Phoenix. Multiple cities in Texas, New Mexico and Mexico. Mexico City, the Gulf of Mexico, the Yucatan Peninsula, El Salvador, Lightning in the Pacific Ocean, Guatemala, Panama, Columbia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Lake Titicaca, and the Amazon. Also visible is the earths ionosphere (thin yellow line), a satellite (55sec) and the stars of our galaxy. Smooth Version; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdDEpC0uHWI 25fps Version http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcVVOnHfN1I&feature=related Raw data was downloaded from; The Gateway To Astronaut Photography of Earth "http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/sseop/mrf.htm ". Virtualdub was used to create the final movie. You can see more beautiful images of our universe at; http://infinity-imagined.tumblr.com/ How big is the universe? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Tqdc6x7sZY