Around the world in 60 seconds as the Earth looks like from space


21/09/2011

It took Phileas Fogg 80 days in which to go around the world, but thanks to technological advances, we can do that in just a minute. It’s a dizzying video is a compilation of shots from the International Space Station (ISS). James Drake combined these images made to the ISS, which is located at an altitude of 350 kilometers above the Earth. The resulting video he posted a worldwide network, and it immediately became Internet sensation. Drake, a teacher by profession, used 600 images that are freely available on the website The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth, and combined them, so that the impression of movement over South and North America.

The video, which has already been viewed half a million times, starting with the Pacific Ocean and is moving over North and South America, and you can see the northern lights over Antarctica.

Some cities and attractions can be calculated, they go to the next chronological order: Vancouver Island, Victoria, Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Texas, New Mexico, Mexico, Gulf of Mexico and the Yucatan Peninsula. Over the Pacific Ocean can be seen lightning, and then go to the following countries: Guatemala, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, and the Amazon River.

In addition to the Earth’s ionosphere (thin yellow line), this incredible record you can see the stars of our galaxy.

ISS is manned artificial satellite in low Earth orbit. As the 11 stations that humanity launched into orbit, it was the successor to such as space stations Salyut, Almaz, Cosmos, Skylab and Mir.

It serves as a microgravity research laboratory (negligible gravitational force), in which the team is conducting experiments in many fields of science, including biology, human biology, physics, astronomy and meteorology.

According to the indicator, odometer station (a device that measures the distance traveled) by the time of its 10th anniversary, it has gone the equivalent of eight flights to the sun and back. Total has been done 57,361 orbits around the planet.

Up until November velocity of the probe will be 7.6 kilometers per second, so it will be flying around the Earth every 91 minutes.

Original: Dailymail


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