Your planet, as seen from low orbit -right now

The ISS has HD cameras, and offers a live feed. Here is your planet, below. Press play. Wait a bit. If black, it’s probably night for the ISS. If grey or brown, it’s switching cameras. Be patient. Sunrise comes every 45 minutes for our intrepid crew and station, so check back soon. It’s worth it. Toggle “Best” and “Fullscreen” down at the lower right for the full effect.


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Reflecting on Earth’s surface from space in realtime, it’s always amazing to me just how thin is our atmosphere. Enjoy breathing much? Given our behavior as a species, you’d think it wasn’t all that important to us.

This is a good live feed on which to meditate. It’s Really Redding.

Edit: Here’s some great ambient music with which to view your planet.

Atmospheres 1990 by Craig Padilla and credited to Skip Murphy (me) begins after the excellent John Serrie piece. Very nice compilation. However, I am not part of this piece of music.
“Regarding that track “Atmospheres 1990″: I hadn’t met you yet. That’s a track by me and Bryan Arnold. It was also the first recording of mine that received radio airplay… DJ Ron Dare played that to open his radio show (at KCHO) before he did a big marathon of my music tapes I sent to him.
-Craig”
Funny how stuff gets around on the interwebs.
Tracklist:
0:00 – Jonn Serrie – Starmoods
15:44 – Craig Padilla & Skip Murphy – Atmospheres 1990
26:28 – Sparkle – Over The Horizon
32:20 – Bass’Flo & Ziyal – Looking Back From The Edge Of Time
39:18 – Purl & Sinius – We Don’t Belong Here
48:32 – Purl & Sinius – Blue Water (World Exclusive)
59:26 – LucienMusique – Dreamed Life
1:05:23 – Sean Mackey – New Zealand Sprawl
1:10:26 – Sunlight – The Reborn of Life
1:14:32 – Sparkle – Mountain’s Pray (ft.ECHO)
1:19:50 – Sean Mackey – Roads (ft. Lambert McGaughy)
1:25:11 – Sean Mackey – Mountain Republic (nExow Remix)
1:29:07 – CMA – Without You
1:35:06 – Sparkle – Sunrise
1:40:49 – Jacoo – Desolation
1:44:50 – Kaj – Flashback
1:48:05 – Moseqar – Daydream
1:52:55 – NVprod. – I Miss You
1:55:35 – Sparkle – Memories (ft.Samlion)
2:02:21 – Phaeleh & Clubroot – Unharmed
2:07:40 – CMA ft Sacred – Loose Ends
2:11:30 – Sparkle – Leaving Roads
2:18:38 – Jacoo – A World Of Peace
2:22:03 – Owsey – In A Decade Full Of Dreams
2:29:09 – Ambientsketchbook – Peace
2:33:42 – Ludovico Einaudi – Le Onde (Ellipsis K Remix)
2:37:41 – Ludovico Einaudi – Nuvole bianche
2:43:23 – Dub-Eden – Nord Wind
2:48:21 – Dub-Eden – Source Of Life
2:55:05 – Sparkle – Memories (ft.Samlion) (Ellipsis K Remix)
2:58:08 – Tom Day – Flemington
3:01:55 – Dub-Eden – The Last Of Us
3:07:44 – Elysian – Sent To The Skies

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