Damn. Thatâ€™s all you can really say after viewing this 4K video of Earth from space. NASA astronaut Jeff Williams captured the video while aboard the International Space Station. I donâ€™t think thereâ€™s any way to describe it other than â€œstunning.â€
There are already plenty of pictures and videos of Earth from spaceâ€”astronaut Scott Kelly shared a beautiful image or two during his time on the ISS. But every time something new is released, itâ€™s hard not to look on in awe. Seeing Earth from over 200 miles above sea level will never get boring.
Whatâ€™s particularly cool about the video is not only the gorgeous visuals, but Williamsâ€™ account of seeing Earth from that perspective.
â€œYou see things at a different scale and I think you can grow in your appreciation for what Earth has to offer,â€ Williams says. â€œTo view the Earth from space, especially from a photographerâ€™s point of view, itâ€™s a target-rich environment. The ocean currents and the vastness of the ocean, in particular in sun glint. The cloud formations and other weather patterns are a never-ending variety.â€
Williams goes on to talk about how you can see the history of Earth from orbit, along with signs of agriculture and civilization. Itâ€™s amazing how the perspective opens up a personâ€™s eyes to what humanity has accomplished, and what Earth has to offer.