An Astronaut’s Fisheye View of Earth Spinning Day Into Night

An Astronaut's Fisheye View of Earth Spinning Day Into Night

Assuming you don’t count our robot on Mars, we’re still a single-planet species, so any extra insight into our planet remains pretty fascinating.

Such is the case with a new video posted on Saturday by European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst. Recorded from on board the Cupola observatory module on the International Space Station, the time-lapse, fisheye-style video shows us what it’s like to watch the rotation of the Earth as it transitions from day to night in just 90 minutes.

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Hurtling through space at over 17,000 miles per hour as it orbits the planet, the brief space station video is both a reminder of Earth’s beauty and a possible preview of what the view from your bedroom might look like when space tourism becomes the norm.

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Source mashable.com