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The ethereal beauty of our planet Earth becomes immediately evident when you watch this collection of time-lapse videos shot with a low-light camera on board the International Space Station between August and October, 2011.

It gets even better when an artist such as Michael König massages the footage using the latest digital video gear, cleaning up the pictures, taking out the noise and smoothing out the motion to the point where it’s into the realm of the surreal. Add music by Jan Jelinek, and it’s art.

According to König, here are the shooting locations in order of appearance:

1. Aurora Borealis Pass over the United States
2. Aurora Borealis and eastern United States
3. Aurora Australis from Madagascar to southwest of Australia
4. Aurora Australis south of Australia
5. Northwest coast of United States to Central South America
6. Aurora Australis from the Southern to the Northern Pacific Ocean
7. Halfway around the World
8. Night Pass over Central Africa and the Middle East
9. Evening Pass over the Sahara Desert and the Middle East
10. Pass over Canada and Central United States
11. Pass over Southern California to Hudson Bay
12. Islands in the Philippine Sea
13. Pass over Eastern Asia to Philippine Sea and Guam
14. Views of the Mideast
15. Night Pass over Mediterranean Sea
16. Aurora Borealis and the United States
17. Aurora Australis over Indian Ocean
18. Eastern Europe to Southeastern Asia

Via Vimeo

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