Startup: The Thin Glowing Line

Photographer and wannabe Astronaut Alex Rivest loved the way Earth’s atmosphere glowed when photographed from above at night – so much that he took hundreds of photographs from the ISS, cropped them, and strung them together in a stunning video. His blog post talks about what those different colors are that you see as you get further from the surface. Video after the jump.

Be sure to check out Alex’s blog: for some of the science behind all this.

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  • Very cool. The lightning looks amazing also. Kind of a new perspective on how massive a thunderstorm can be.

  • CaptianNemo2001

    I agree, Very cool.