An Eternal Day in Six Seconds from Space

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Astronaut Reid Wiseman isn't content with just charming us on Twitter, now he's got to send the very first Vine from space. Because the International Space Station is currently flying parallel to the terminator line (the boundary between day and night), the sun never sets.


Vines are short video segments, limited to a maximum of six seconds length. As we creep closer to the summer solstice in the northern hemisphere, more and more of the northern nations are entering into perpetual daylight with the sun skipping along the horizon but never setting. Getting to see the sun trace out a circle from space is a whole different world of special even within the realm of endless days. Thank you, Reid.