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NASA Releases New Videos of the United States from the ISS

THE VIEW FROM ABOVE: On Friday, Feb. 10th, NASA released a new set of videos from the International Space Station that officials said was among “the most spectacular night imagery ever taken from space of the United States.” After watching the following movie (48 MB), you might find it hard to disagree:

NASA describes the footage: “The sequence of shots was taken January 30, 2012 from 06:13:36 to 06:23:09 GMT, on a pass from northern Mexico to northwest New Brunswick. The video begins looking northeast over Texas, where cities like San Antonio, Houston, and the Dallas/Fort Worth area can be seen. Oklahoma City, Kansas City, and St. Louis are easily distinguished as the ISS continues northeast over the Great Plains.

The video concludes with Chicago illuminating the southern edge of Lake Michigan, and auroras shimmering in the distance over Canada.”

The auroras in the video appeared on a relatively uneventful night, geomagnetically speaking, when a CME completely missed Earth. Apparently, even the quiet nights are spellbinding onboard the ISS. Aurora alerts: textvoice.

…(Space Weather)

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February 11, 2012 - Posted by | Space | , , , , ,

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