Timelapse view from space (or ‘How light pollution can be lovely’)

I would absolutely love to go into space. Until that happens I will keep watching this timelapse video by Michael Konig on a loop.

The images themselves are from NASA who are absolutely brilliant for photography and make their images available for general use. You can read more about the specifics in their imagery guidelines.

In case you’re interested in the technical details, the pictures used by Konig were taken with a Nikon D3S with 17-35mm F2.8 and 14-24mm F2.8 lenses. That seemed a little unadventurous for space photography but then I found out that the cameras get their own special little space suit!

The space suit protects against extremes of temperature and holds air pressure to keep the flash functioning properly. Apparently the biggest danger to the cameras in space is the radiation – too much equals too many dead pixels and the camera is retired from use.