If Joe Simon says something is amazing, you should probably take his word for it.
Here is a time lapse of Earth from outer space. Check for the lightning!
From Michael König:
Time lapse sequences of photographs taken with a special low-light 4K-camera by the crew of expedition 28 & 29 onboard the International Space Station from August to October, 2011.
HD, refurbished, smoothed, retimed, denoised, deflickered, cut, etc.
Image Courtesy of the Image Science & Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center, The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth.
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