Watch: Astronaut Captures Amazing Time-Lapse Video of Earth From ISS

first_img Astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) have the best views of Earth. Have doubts? Just check out a stunning, new time-lapse video of our planet captured by NASA astronaut Nick Hague, who has been aboard the orbiting space station since mid-March.In the amazing video, Expedition 59 crew member Hague squeezed 30 minutes of footage into 60 seconds, capturing views of the Earth from the Pacific to the Atlantic.“Took a moment to capture the beauty of our planet today,” Hague said in a Twitter post shared last week. “I was awestruck as I watched the wispy clouds disappear into the shadows.”In the footage, viewers can see the edge of the ISS, which travels over our planet at a speed of roughly 17,150 mph, meaning it orbits Earth around 16 times every day.Took a moment to capture the beauty of our planet today. I was awestruck as I watched the wispy clouds disappear into the shadows. pic.twitter.com/CNLUsDryY1— Nick Hague (@AstroHague) May 23, 2019Hague is scheduled to remain on the space station until Oct. 3. He is currently joined by NASA colleagues Anne McClain and Christina Koch, Russian cosmonauts Alexey Ovchinin and Oleg Kononenko, and Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques.On May 21, Hague reflected on his first two months in space: “[Two] months into my stay on @Space_Station! What’s it like adjusting to life in space?” he wrote on Twitter. “My back stretched out due to lack of gravity & I’m now 2 inches [5 centimeters] taller, fluid shifts make me feel a bit stuffy, & the tops of my feet now have calluses since we use them like hands on handrails.”More on Geek.com:63 Incredible Images of Earth from SpaceWatch: This Is the Longest Continuous Time-Lapse Shot From SpaceExplore Our Changing Planet On the Go With Google Earth Timelapse Stay on target NASA Says 2 Asteroids Will Safely Fly By Earth This WeekendScientists Discover Possible Interstellar Visitor last_img

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