Americas Flyby

September 19, 2011 at 10:57 am | Posted in Nature, Science, Space | Leave a comment

Here’s a video assembled from time-lapse photos taken from the International Space Station. They fly over the coast of North and South America.

Visible cities, countries and landmarks include (in order) Vancouver Island, Victoria, Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, San Fransisco, Los Angeles. Phoenix. Multiple cities in Texas, New Mexico and Mexico. Mexico City, the Gulf of Mexico, the Yucatan Peninsula, Lightning in the Pacific Ocean, Guatemala, Panama, Columbia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, and the Amazon. Also visible is the earths ionosphere (thin yellow line) and the stars of our galaxy.

Note the lightning that shows up under some clouds.

[UPDATE: If you like the video, you can watch it full screen in full 1080p. Just click the Youtube icon on the lower right. It will take you to Youtube where you can change the resolution. (also in the lower right) The full screen button is on the far right.]

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