This video is unspeakably beautiful. Time lapse images of the fragile shell of our atmosphere, the aurora, and a phenomena called “air glow” are presented in a way we haven’t seen before. It’s breath-taking.
To quote Alex Rivest, the creator of this video:
“A good photograph is one that sparks a question. In looking at the pictures taken from the International Space Station of the earth at night, I find my attention drawn to that thin line separating earth from space: Our atmosphere.”
Alex has also created a blog spot, Earth, Night Glow, Aurora and Atmosphere, that contains a respectable amount of information regarding the images in the video.
After viewing this video, I was left not only with a sense of profound awe but also a conflicting feeling of how fragile our existence is and how amazing it is that this thin shell has maintained life on this planet for all these eons.
Enjoy a trip around our world with new eyes. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
I encourage you to leave your impressions under “Comments”. I’d love to hear if and how this video affected you.
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