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ISS Night View
« on: December 28, 2011, 07:09:41 PM »
This is just a pretty awesome video...


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Re: ISS Night View
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2011, 08:58:42 PM »
Sadly this also shows the vast amount of light pollution we have.

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Re: ISS Night View
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2011, 09:48:16 PM »
Yea it does. Still, the thunderstorms (was that over the amazon basin at one point? Couldn't tell, but it was over a region that was devoid of the citylights.) were pretty awesome.

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Re: ISS Night View
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2011, 10:10:33 PM »
I think that was Africa.

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Re: ISS Night View
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2011, 10:25:13 PM »
The Serengeti then, or possibly the Congo Basin.
« Last Edit: December 28, 2011, 10:31:46 PM by smjjames »

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Re: ISS Night View
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2011, 10:49:02 PM »
The Serengeti then, or possibly the Congo Basin.
Yeah probably. Somewhere where the ITCZ is.

Why is it that it look as if there are no clouds (at night)? It seems like there lights shine through them as if there was nothing there at all. I'd like to see what a TC looks like at night like that.

And those aurorae!  :o

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Re: ISS Night View
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2011, 06:59:54 AM »
The Serengeti then, or possibly the Congo Basin.
Yeah probably. Somewhere where the ITCZ is.

Why is it that it look as if there are no clouds (at night)? It seems like there lights shine through them as if there was nothing there at all. I'd like to see what a TC looks like at night like that.

And those aurorae!  :o

I saw a few thunderstorms over cities at a few points, starting around 1:10 for example. Also, there are some areas where things look fuzzy, that's probably from cloud cover.
« Last Edit: December 29, 2011, 08:02:27 AM by smjjames »

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Re: ISS Night View
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2011, 09:21:29 AM »
Our atmosphere is so thin compared to the Earth.

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Re: ISS Night View
« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2011, 11:39:58 AM »
The Serengeti then, or possibly the Congo Basin.
That's the Sahara Desert. At least that's what I think the blue flashing lights are (thunderstorms).

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Re: ISS Night View
« Reply #9 on: December 29, 2011, 11:47:52 AM »
The Serengeti then, or possibly the Congo Basin.
That's the Sahara Desert. At least that's what I think the blue flashing lights are (thunderstorms).

Uh, go look up average rainfall in the Sahara and come back and tell me whether that makes sense since thunderstorms=rain. The coastal parts and the far southern edge I can accept having thunderstorms, but not so much for the interior.

Not to mention that the number of flashes certainly indicates a major one.

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Re: ISS Night View
« Reply #10 on: December 29, 2011, 01:38:20 PM »
A rough path estimation of the African scene. It looks like it traveled from East Africa, through the Central African basin, through Sudan, then to the Middle East, and finally the Caspian Sea.

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Re: ISS Night View
« Reply #11 on: December 29, 2011, 03:26:55 PM »
I looked at the same scene with the blue flashing lights one thousand times, and it looks like it's going through the Sahara...

They should have included a map of the world with an arrow on it, moving over the map based on where it is.
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Re: ISS Night View
« Reply #12 on: December 29, 2011, 03:31:42 PM »
No, it could only be Sudan for the Sahara, which gets thunderstorms as its only form of rainfall. In addition, stop exxagerating so much.

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Re: ISS Night View
« Reply #13 on: December 29, 2011, 03:34:43 PM »
Get used to it, this is how English is.

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Re: ISS Night View
« Reply #14 on: December 29, 2011, 03:40:28 PM »
Get used to it, this is how English is.

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Re: ISS Night View
« Reply #15 on: December 29, 2011, 05:43:42 PM »
I looked at the same scene with the blue flashing lights one thousand times, and it looks like it's going through the Sahara...

They should have included a map of the world with an arrow on it, moving over the map based on where it is.

Well, the video goes through the eastern Sahara. Anyways, shortly before you see the Nile (long bright line), there is a smaller thunderstorm over what may be Sudan. The big ones are right at the beginning, which places them in the Congo basin, tropical sub-saharan Africa.

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Re: ISS Night View
« Reply #16 on: December 29, 2011, 05:45:36 PM »
Yeah, it's kind of cool seeing the Nile all lit up like that, I know why so many lights are there though, it's because almost everyone in Egypt lives near the Nile.

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Re: ISS Night View
« Reply #17 on: January 06, 2012, 10:26:09 AM »
That is an amazing video. Thanks for sharing.

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Re: ISS Night View
« Reply #18 on: July 06, 2012, 02:35:06 PM »
Here's a new, similar video:

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