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April 20, 2012 10:20 PM   Subscribe

This video features a series of time lapse sequences photographed by the Expedition 30 crew aboard the International Space Station. Set to the song "Walking in the Air," by Howard Blake, the video takes viewers around the world, through auroras, and over dazzling lightning displays.
posted by HuronBob (11 comments total) 19 users marked this as a favorite
Eyes happy. Ears not sure.
posted by squalor at 10:41 PM on April 20, 2012 [4 favorites]

The scene that blew me away was the moon set, with the moon slowing sinking into the blue of the atmosphere. Amazing.
posted by CheeseDigestsAll at 10:53 PM on April 20, 2012

The white flashes - lightning? Cool. All that green aurora. Extra cool. Thanks Huron Bob
posted by Cranberry at 11:28 PM on April 20, 2012

posted by bruceo at 11:59 PM on April 20, 2012

as pointed out in the previous thread, the full resolution videos are available.
posted by hank at 12:05 AM on April 21, 2012

"Eyes happy. Ears not sure." - squalor

This alternative works quite well I think.
posted by lemuring at 2:16 AM on April 21, 2012 [1 favorite]

posted by tgrundke at 8:26 AM on April 21, 2012

Actually, that song is one of my favourites from my childhood. (It was a thing in the mid-80's, when Aled Jones was young.) So, in fact, my ears are even happier than my eyes.
posted by bicyclefish at 10:25 AM on April 21, 2012

This is great, but some reason, believe it or not, I was thinking the music was going to be more I'm Walking on Air than Walking in the Air. I think it would work, but the video would have to be a lot shorter.

Also, I really like that previously link that bruceo posted, from expeditions 28 & 29. Having part of the ISS in the frame gives a great perspective.
posted by ActingTheGoat at 10:45 AM on April 21, 2012

Gah, bicyclefish, what foul linkgage is that? Let the record show the true 80's thing which due to its wintry nature, has always made that Christmas music, to me.

Both eyes and ears happy here.
posted by Rash at 11:52 AM on April 21, 2012 [1 favorite]

For situations where the video is awesome and the soundtrack is not to your taste, don't forget YouTubeDoubler.com, where I often go to exercise my violent disapproval of almost every YouTube video soundtrack, without actually bothering anyone.

ISS Expedition 30 + Philip Glass "Closing" (Glassworks). It doesn't do any surprising, magical sync-ups, but it's nice.

You'll need to reach over and mute the audio on the ISS video if you click that link.
posted by sidereal at 1:26 PM on April 21, 2012 [1 favorite]

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