Earth from space: NASA stills compiled into breathtaking video

October 17, 2014

Berlin ( German videographer Michael König used time-lapse stills of the Earth shot at night from the International Space Station (ISS) to produce a 5-minute video available here. "All in all I tried to keep the looks of the material as original as possible, avoided adjusting the colors and the like, since in my opinion the original footage itself already has an almost surreal and aesthetical visual nature," König says.

The images used for the video were shot between August and October 2011 by the crew of the space station and include several instances of the Aurora Borealis. The footage was shot with Nikon D3S cameras and 17-35mm F2.8 and 14-24mm F2.8 lenses, as shown on NASA's 'The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth' website here. König added a soundtrack and smoothed, denoised, de-flickered, and cut the images shot from an altitude of about 217 miles (350 kilometers).