Video: Watch the Milky Way spin above the space station

Video: Watch the Milky Way spin above the space station
The Milky Way above the International Space Station’s solar panels. Credits: NASA/NASA Crew Earth Observations/Hugh Carrick-Allan.

Have you ever sat outside on a starry night and just watched the stars move slowly above you? Here's a video that shows what it is like to sit back on a spaceship and gaze at the ever-changing sky above.

This timelapse was compiled from recent images taken from the International Space Station. Hugh Carrick-Allan, a 3D Animator/VFX artist living in Sydney Australia used a sequence of 52 images posted on the NASA Crew Earth Observation website. The video also features the Aurora Australis and and some random satellites.

He also created the beautiful image below by combining all 52 the images.

"I used DeepSkyStacker to stack the images, I used PixInsight for some heavy noise reduction on the foreground, and then I combined and tweaked everything in Photoshop," Carrick-Allan wrote on his website.


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