At the end of 2014, we were presented with an absolutely stunning video of time lapses taken by astronaut Alexander Gerst while he was aboard the International Space Station. The video, released by the European Space Agency shows the Aurora Borealis in all of its vibrant glory.
While that may be the highlight of the video, my personal favorite portions are the angles of the moonlit ocean and coastline. Otherworldly doesn’t quite encapsulate the visuals.
Here’s my question: If this takes the cake on the best light show of 2014, what have we seen so far this year that equals or tops it? We post a lot of these types of videos to the blog, but I have yet to see something like this.
If you think you’ve seen a video that beats this, share it with us! We have a very limited amount of time for us to crown the best light show of 2015. Help us out a bit, will ya?
Alexander Gerst’s Earth timelapses
Via The Verge:
…a time lapse of more than 12,000 images taken by German astronaut Alexander Gerst, while he was on the International Space Station for six months. If you like the aurora borealis, very clear views of stars, or a look at our cities' lights from space, you're in luck.
This isn't the first beautiful ISS timelapse. If you find yourself hungry for more, check out Knate Myers' video from 2012.
(cover photo credit: snap from the video)