Timelapse of Earth from Space Station

So cool!

James Drake used 600 photos from the Gateway to Astronomy Photograph of Earth archive to create this timelapse video of Earth from the International Space Station.

If you love astronomy images, be sure to view his blog — lots of amazing photos.

(via Universe Today)

Update:

“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 Fransisco, 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.”