Time-Lapse Video of the Earth Rotating Under an Astronaut


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Astronaut and educator Don Pettit recorded this time-lapse video from the International Space Station. It shows day turning into night as the Earth rotates beneath him.

via Radley Balko

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@Krikkit
exactly what I was thinking. That is why the stars move so quickly. If it were stationary the stars would barely move over time.
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"It shows day turning into night as the Earth rotates beneath him."

Erm thats not exactly what is happening.

The ISS is traveling from west to east at roughly 20k mph. There is a sun rise and set every 90 minutes.
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