Earth from outer space

Very few have the opportunity to look at the Earth from space, but man, wouldn’t everyone LOVE to do that after seeing this YouTube video?

The time-lapse, made by European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst, shows stunning views of the Earth, sunrises, clouds, lightning, auroras, stars, and the International Space Station.

The 12,500 images, stitched together to create this video, are captured during his six-month stay on the International Space Station (which orbits ‘only’ 400 kilometers above the surface of the Earth).

One word: BE-AU-TI-FUL!

Travel into space might very well be an option during my lifetime (commercialized through Elon Musk’s SpaceX?!) so who knows, I and many more might have the opportunity to enjoy the same views one day!