High Definition Earth Viewing – Earth from the ISS


The Earth, our greatest treasure the blue pearl of the universe seen from heavens. These beautiful time lapse videos are taken from the International Space Station.

YouTube video

The High Definition Earth Viewing (HDEV) experiment aboard the ISS was activated April 30, 2014. It is mounted on the External Payload Facility of the European Space Agency’s Columbus module.

This experiment includes several commercial HD video cameras aimed at the Earth, enclosed in a pressurized and temperature controlled housing.

Video courtesy of the Earth Science and Remote Sensing Unit, NASA Johnson Space Center

Music courtesy of Marc Streitenfeld the creator of inspiring music from Prometheus

Edited, remastered, encoded and put together in this remarkable viewing experience that can bee seen as one story in one breath


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