Sunday Morning Video: Earth Glow

The International Space Station is one of the best sources of earth-and-space time-lapse videos, to give just a little perspective for Sunday morning.

I have always been one for space programming on the Science Channel. Some people veg out to the visuals of our robot workers endlessly creating the everyday items of the modern world on “How It’s Made”. But I find listening to the dulcet tones of Mike Rowe comfortingly reminding us that space is big….really big. As Douglas Adams once said, “You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind- bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it’s a long way down the road to the chemist’s, but that’s just peanuts to space.”

And when you take that vastness of space, and the length of time in eons that it takes for things to happen on a galaxy-level scale, it brings perspective to the world as we know it today. After all, the problems of little people don’t amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world when you compare them to the scale of the universe.

Which brings me to today’s time-lapse. Called “Earth Glow”, it comes courtesy of the International Space Station. A reminder of our own scale against the world we reside upon, and how miniscule and impermanent life really is.


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