APOD: Planet Earth at Night II (2023 Jun 17)

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APOD: Planet Earth at Night II (2023 Jun 17)

Post by APOD Robot » Sat Jun 17, 2023 4:05 am

Image Planet Earth at Night II

Explanation: Recorded during 2017, timelapse sequences from the International Space Station are compiled in this serene video of planet Earth at Night. Fans of low Earth orbit can start by enjoying the view as green and red aurora borealis slather up the sky. The night scene tracks from northwest to southeast across North America, toward the Gulf of Mexico and the Florida coast. A second sequence follows European city lights, crosses the Mediterranean Sea, and passes over a bright Nile river in northern Africa. Seen from the orbital outpost, erratic flashes of lightning appear in thunder storms below and stars rise above the planet's curved horizon through a faint atmospheric airglow. Of course, from home you can always check out the vital signs of Planet Earth Now.

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Re: APOD: Planet Earth at Night II (2023 Jun 17)

Post by guest again » Sat Jun 17, 2023 1:46 pm

I could see my house!!!

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Re: APOD: Planet Earth at Night II (2023 Jun 17)

Post by Chris Peterson » Sat Jun 17, 2023 1:50 pm

guest again wrote: Sat Jun 17, 2023 1:46 pm I could see my house!!!
Shield your damn porch light!
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Re: APOD: Planet Earth at Night II (2023 Jun 17)

Post by orin stepanek » Sat Jun 17, 2023 7:06 pm

Well; there was a nice view of Florida and Cuba! Kinda hard for me catch landmarks of the states and the rest of the world! :shock:
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Re: APOD: Planet Earth at Night II (2023 Jun 17)

Post by Rauf » Sat Jun 17, 2023 9:12 pm

Can anyone tell me what that big city to left is, at approximately 1:00?

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Re: APOD: Planet Earth at Night II (2023 Jun 17)

Post by Guest » Sat Jun 17, 2023 10:18 pm

Rauf wrote: Sat Jun 17, 2023 9:12 pm Can anyone tell me what that big city to left is, at approximately 1:00?
Definitely 100% it's Cairo, the long stream is, as described in the description, the bright Nile river

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Re: APOD: Planet Earth at Night II (2023 Jun 17)

Post by Rauf » Sun Jun 18, 2023 10:03 am

Guest wrote: Sat Jun 17, 2023 10:18 pm
Rauf wrote: Sat Jun 17, 2023 9:12 pm Can anyone tell me what that big city to left is, at approximately 1:00?
Definitely 100% it's Cairo, the long stream is, as described in the description, the bright Nile river
Thank you, that makes sense. Now I'm wondering which direction is ISS moving to. Southeast maybe?

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Re: APOD: Planet Earth at Night II (2023 Jun 17)

Post by RJN » Tue Jun 20, 2023 1:50 pm

This APOD was reported on by India's Times Now here: https://www.timesnownews.com/viral/nasa ... -101103092 . Oddly, I don't the quote was attributed correctly! - RJN