Time-lapse photography from the International Space Station, edited by Bruce W. Berry, Jr.
Bruce Barry writes:
“All of 4K video and Time-lapse sequences were taken by the astronauts onboard the ISS (NASA/ESA). All footage has been edited, color graded, denoised, deflickered, stabilized by myself. Some of the 4K video clips were shot at 24frames/sec reflecting the actual speed of the space station over the earth. Shots taken at wider angels were speed up a bit to match the flow of the video.
“Some interesting facts about the ISS: The ISS maintains an orbit above the earth with an altitude of between 330 and 435 km (205 and 270 miles). The ISS completes 15.54 orbits per day around the earth and travels at a speed of 27,600 km/h; 17,100 mph).
“The yellow line that you see over the earth is Airgolw/Nightglow. Airglow/Nightglow is a layer of nighttime light emissions caused by chemical reactions high in Earth’s atmosphere. A variety of reactions involving oxygen, sodium, ozone, and nitrogen result in the production of a very faint amount of light (Keck A and Miller S et al. 2013).”
According to the National Weather Service, this December 1 event was the largest December outbreak in Illinois since 1957: 28 twisters with Taylorville, a town southeast of the state capital Springfield, suffering the worst of it.
Skip Talbot, one of my favorite stormchasers because his meteorological commentary in addition to good videography, posted his experience to YouTube:
In terms of motion only, it makes sense. But thinking about when I had two cats, it makes no sense at all. You might think that two small cats, 9 pounds and 6 pounds and a good fraction of that being fur, would be as silent as fog when running down the hall. No: they may as well have been a herd of elephants in thunderous stride. It’s certainly no different with my upstairs neighbors’ cat, who never fails to evoke a pleasant nostalgia at random intervals throughout the day when making a run across their apartment.
Still, Friday the 14th was a foggy day:
Sandburg concluded with
It sits looking over harbor and city on silent haunches and then moves on.
Chicago has its good points… many of them… but without Lake Michigan one could live just as well in any number of cities. The lake is a spectacle of endless fascination… always the same but endlessly different.