What Does It Feel Like To Fly Over Planet Earth?

Submitted by: redsy 6 years ago in Science

A time-lapse taken from the front of the International Space Station as it orbits Earth at night.
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Male 583
seen my house
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Male 2,384
lightning at 00:24 was BOSS!
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Male 329
Totally fake. CGI.
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Male 12,138
mykunter, you just beat me to it. Then is flies onward over Mexico and then picks up the eastern seaboard of south America - Pacific coast to the right and Antiplano/Amazon to the left.
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Male 2,436
Looks like it`s going from NW to SE over the coast of California. See the Gulf of California the Baja Peninsula at 0:18?
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Male 1,051
Take down this post and post the fluid version please.
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Male 57
I saw my house.
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Male 25,416
That was cool... it was really cool to see the lightning strikes
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Male 8,550
Cajun247-"If you really want to be technical then go with "What Does It Feel Like To be in Low Earth Orbit?"

And, technically, `Low Earth Orbit` is the process of falling over the horizon. (i.e. `Falling around the Earth).

The ISS is, indeed, continually falling (i.e. in the state of `free-fall`). As the ISS moves sideways (tangentially), it falls toward the Earth. However, it has enough tangential velocity to miss the Earth, and will continue falling indefinitely.
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Male 5,167
Hmm who know what part of the world is this?

@Steelgrid don`t be rude please, this video is amazing, you are talking as you see this spectacle every morning when you wake up. EVERY video from ISS deserve a post c`mon!
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Male 3,058
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Male 274
were those bursts of light thunder/lightening?
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Male 10,855
@MeGrendel

If you really want to be technical then go with "What Does It Feel Like To be in Low Earth Orbit?"
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Male 17,511
Notice the white flashes ? Those are lighting bolts. Kind of odd to see them from space like that.
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Male 137
I saw myself lying in my backyard!
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Male 15,510
I know someone who will claim to have seen an UFO or two in there
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Male 2,700
Oh look, practically a day old repost on yesturday`s Aurora video.....

I know its not the same video, but once you watch one dog schit, youve seen them all do it.
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Male 8,550
Technically, it should be titled "What Does It Feel Like To Fall Over Planet Earth?", but it is beautiful nonetheless.
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Male 1,582
That was pretty nifty. Looked like Coruscant at some parts.
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Female 94
Link: What Does It Feel Like To Fly Over Planet Earth? [Rate Link] - A time-lapse taken from the front of the International Space Station as it orbits Earth at night.
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