Ever wondered what it would be like soaring high above the Earth, or even circling the planet on the International Space Station? Thanks to science educator James Drake, you're in luck.
Drake created a one-minute timelapse video of the International Space Station circling Earth, providing an amazing look at the planet from space.
How'd he do this?
Drake happened to merged together about 600 images that were taken by astronauts from space since the 1960s. He then put all of the photographs together in a video showing the stunning views space station astronauts get to see each day.
The video starts by moving over the Pacific Ocean, then North and South America, reaching Antarctica just in time for the sunrise.
Drake described all the cities, countries and landmarks seen in order: Vancouver Island, Victoria, Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, San Fransisco, Los Angeles, Phoenix, multiple cities in Texas, New Mexico and Mexico, Mexico City, the Gulf of Mexico, the Yucatan Peninsula, lightning in the Pacific Ocean, Guatemala, Panama, Columbia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, and the Amazon.
Also visible is the earths ionosphere (thin yellow line) and the stars of our galaxy, he said.
See the stunning views for yourself in the video below.