If you’ve never seen the night sky shimmer and glow like this one does, don’t feel bad: your human eyes simply aren’t good enough. But with technology, skilled astrophotographers are able to pull back the veil and reveal the unseen glory of the cosmos.
See that green glow? It's not the aurora borealis. Although it's technically present in almost all views of the Earth from space, it can only be clearly seen at certain angles and certain times. It's a phenomenon known as airglow, and it's our own atmosphere lighting up like glow-in-the-dark paint.
I thought I was tired of these space videos, but this one feels quite different from the many ones I've seen before. It may be the way it's framed and cropped, or the post-processing, or the whimsical Moby soundtrack, or everything combines, but it left me in awe once again.