A spectacular view of Earth

NASA has released an ultra-high-definition 4K video of the Aurora Borealis and Aurora Australis, taken from the International Space Station.  It makes for spectacular viewing.  Watch it in full-screen mode for best results.

I don’t suppose I’ll live long enough to get into space.  It’s the only thing that makes me wish I was younger.  The odds are pretty good that someone in his or her twenties today will be able to take a tourist flight to orbit before they die, and see such sights for themselves.




  1. I remember watching the moon landings on TV as a child, then going outside to stare at the moon in wonder.

    I graduated High School in the mid-70's, with the Space Shuttle program already underway. I was *convinced* that before I got too old I'd be able to take a tourist flight to the moon. I was sorely disappointed with the way our manned space program withered away.

    I hope that your prognostication is right, and that my kids, if not myself, can take that trip.

  2. Some beautiful views – thanks for sharing! And, yup, I too sigh that I likely won't make it into space.

    Of course, I also have to fuss about the editing. They cut between views too fast, IMHO.

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