The aurora is nothing short of occipital ecstasy. It is always moving, always changing, and like snowflakes, no two displays are the same. The glowing red and green forms meander like celestial amoebas crawling across some great petri dish. One time our orbit took us through the center of an auroral display. It was as if we were in a glowing fog of red and green. Had we been shrunk down and inserted into the tube of a neon sign? It looked like it was just on the other side of the windowpane. I wanted to reach out and touch, but of course I couldn’t. Afterwards, I had to clean nose prints from the window.
Astronaut Don Pettit in Fragile Oasis
I had to excerpt only a small bit of this post, but it is well worth reading all of what Pettit wrote about viewing the Earth from the International Space Station. While you’re at it, check out his other posts on Fragile Oasis; they are all spectacularly worthwhile reading!
My desire to own a mountain bike just increased 500%.
The seasonal change stuff in this is fantastic.
Where is this? I want to go to there.
Life cycles - Seasons
CAN MORE FUN BE HAD?
Been awhile since I’ve posted one of these timelapse videos, but this one was just too incredible. I think my favorite part is looking out from the bluff at night when the clouds and lightning fade into a brilliant night sky. Truly we live in an awe-inspiring universe.
The Outer Banks of North Carolina are awesome, as is this video. #
I love the way the clouds undulate in the valleys. #