For I think that astronauts have a profound feeling for our planet; someone who has felt the magnitude of our planet, its beauty, its impact, and most of all, its worth. Surely they can tell that experience from their hearts.
Imagine you’re high above there, overlooking the whole planet’s horizon, witnessing sunrises and sunsets too many times a day. And the moon just looming somewhere near the planet, I think that is just awesome.
Being up there may make you that mankind is just a speck, and that we are just a small part in the grand scheme of things. It is unbelievable.
Looking at the photographs of our planet from an astronaut made me feel that there’s got to be some divine persona who made this happen; the beauty, the magnitude. The awesome thing somehow for me science can’t explain. Such beauty.
I hope that our generation will start taking care of our planet, have more concern to make it last more, love it more, and to have this mind of having a shared destiny, all for our home, the Earth.
What it Feels Like to Fly Over the Earth (Source)
Science teacher James Drake compiled 600 images to create a time-elapsed 60 second video of what it feels like to fly around the world from space from the perspective of an astronaut aboard the International Space Station (ISS).
According to Drake, “This movie begins over the Pacific Ocean and continues over North and South America before entering daylight near Antarctica. Visible cities, countries and landmarks include (in order) Vancouver Island, Victoria, Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles. Phoenix. Multiple cities in Texas, New Mexico and Mexico. Mexico City, the Gulf of Mexico, the Yucatan Peninsula, Lightning in the Pacific Ocean, Guatemala, Panama, Columbia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, and the Amazon. Also visible is the earths ionosphere (thin yellow line) and the stars of our galaxy.”
I rarely post stuff which isn’t mine but this is just too beautiful not to share.