Earth in HD from the Space Station

Today is Earth Day, you hippie treehugging commies you—you too in your jet, Al Gore—and to celebrate NASA has posted high definition video of our home planet from the space station. Ain't it pretty?


In celebration of Earth Day, NASA presents images of Earth captured by cameras aboard the International Space Station. Traveling at an approximate speed of 17,500 miles per hour, the space station orbits Earth every 90 minutes from an altitude of approximately 220 miles, and can be seen from Earth with the naked eye. Its crew experiences 16 sunrises and sunsets each day.

Still, nothing beats Selene's capture of Earth rising on the Moon.

We are so tiny. Come on people, let's make Earth a better place, even if Earth doesn't give a damn about us and will survive happily with us extinct, thank you very much.

Recycle. Don't waste stuff. Give us a kiss.



I can see my house from here!