TIME LAPSE VIDEO PHOTOGRAPHY OVER 6 MONTHS IN SPACE SHOWS IT ALL TO YOU HERE IN 6 MINUTES

During his six-month “Blue Dot” mission on the International Space Station, German astronaut Alexander Gerst would often leave his camera running while he worked and did experiments.

He shared many of the resulting images during his journey, which turned him into something of a social media celebrity – Twitter’s introduction to the awe-inspiring views of space travel.

Now back on Earth, Gerst has released a six-minute timelapse made up of some of the best shots from his ISS tenure. The video includes auroras, clouds, stars, oceans, lit-up cities, lightning and glimpses of both the ISS and other spacecraft.

This image shows the boot of Italy with Sicily at its toe, spread across this panorama taken on October 21 by astronaut Alexander Gerst aboard the International Space Station. Photo: NASA

If you are time poor, the last aurora is towards the end (5:28).

The video features 12,500 images from Gert’s camera and you can see more his ISS shots at his Flickr page.

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Henry Sapiecha

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