Photographer and cinematographer Knate Myers put together a stunning array or photos and video taken from the International Space Station into a gorgeous time-lapse video of our planet.
A view of most of North America taken from a low orbit. This view results from a height of the satellite which is about 826 km above the surface of the Earth. Because of such a low orbit not whole hemisphere is visible, and horizon is in a distance of only about 3300 km while the radius of our planet is 6371 km. The diameter of horizon seen from such a height is about 125 deg.
A 'Blue Marble' image of the Earth taken from the VIIRS instrument aboard NASA's most recently launched Earth-observing satellite - Suomi NPP. This composite image uses a number of swaths of the Earth's surface taken on January 4, 2012. The NPP satellite was renamed 'Suomi NPP' on January 24, 2012 to honor the late Verner E. Suomi of the University of Wisconsin.
Suomi NPP is NASA's next Earth-observing research satellite. It is the first of a new generation of satellites that will observe many facets of our changing Earth.
Suomi NPP is carrying five instruments on board. The biggest and most important instrument is The Visible/Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite or VIIRS.
Credit: NASA/NOAA/GSFC/Suomi NPP/VIIRS/Norman Kuring
Humans have been fascinated with outer space for thousands of years. But since 1961, when the first human left Earth to fly in space, we've been just as fascinated with looking back at our home.
Albuquerque-based cinematographer and photographer Knate Myers, using images taken by International Space Station crews, to create a stunningly gorgeous time-lapse video of Earth at night.
Check out Myers' video, below, as well as some of the most iconic and beautiful images of Earth from space in the slideshow above.