This Is Our Planet

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July 6 2012 7:00 AM

This Is Our Planet

Because I never get tired of time lapse videos taken from space, here is one created by Tomislav Safundžić called This Is Our Planet:

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I like how it speeds the pace up over most such videos; at some spots there's a frenetic feel to it that is counter to how I usually think of what it's like to serenely orbit the Earth. I like the music, too! I've written about these time lapse videos many times, and described what's in them, including the aurorae, the air glow, identifying cities from space, and so on.

See the Related Posts links below. As beautiful as these videos are, I find they are even more amazing when you actually understand what you're seeing.



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