The Gateway of Astronaut Photography of the Earth is a NASA archive of space photographs taken by astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS). As a free archive, the images inspire some super videos, including this one from Knate Myers.
It's called "View from the ISS at Night," and it's a work of art. Combined with music from the movie Sunshine (Adagio In D Minor) by John Murphy, the breathtaking video is a view of earth taken by astronauts flying above at 18,000mph.
Myers took the images of celestial stars, lights and space technology and combined them fluidly to create a picture of space and earth that many will never get to see with their own eyes.
"Every frame in this video is a photograph taken from the International Space Station," said Myers at Vimeo, and "All credit goes to the crews on board the ISS. I removed noise and edited some shots in photoshop."
It's a testament to what creativity can achieve with the right images and music, and the video is receiving rave reviews. One comment posted by an appreciative observer beneath the film really does say it all:
I would make a poor astronaut, 'cause I would always be looking out the window crying and stuff.
It's not hard to understand why; in less than four minutes, Myers movie perfectly expresses every astronaut's deep desire to return to space.
For more spectacular images visit NASA's The Gateway of Astronaut Photography of the Earth.