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This clickable map organizes all of the existing time-lapse sequences into geographical regions. These videos are organized to both aid in searching for a desired area of the Earth, and to break down the volume of the existing time-lapse sequences. Each region below is separated by regions around the world, as well as links below the clickable map to the "Aurora Borealis and Australis" and "Special Videos". The newest release of time-lapse sequences will be posted just below these two sections.

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Latest videos from the crew

Spectacular Aurora Borealis over Canada

This video was taken by the Expedition 53 crew on board the International Space Station. The sequence of shots was taken on September 28, 2017 from 07:38:56 to 07:55:34 GMT, on a pass from the northern Pacific Ocean, just south of Alaska, to the Gulf of Mexico, south of Florida. The north-facing camera catches the Aurora Borealis over Canada as the ISS travels from northwestern United States southeast. Large cities like Chicago, Nashville, and Atlanta stand out as the ISS flies southeast toward Florida.



Date posted: 2017/10/03
Compiled from frames ISS053-E-50761 to ISS053-E-51759

Aurora Borealis over North America

This video was taken by the Expedition 53 crew on board the International Space Station. The sequence of shots was taken on September 28, 2017 from 07:38:20 to 07:54:58 GMT, on a pass from the northern Pacific Ocean, just south of Alaska, to the Gulf of Mexico, south of Florida. The video begins looking at the Aurora Borealis over the northern Atlantic Ocean as the ISS approaches the northwestern United States and British Columbia. The city of lights of northern United States are seen as the ISS flies southeast, where the fracking lights in North Dakota can be seen left of track. As the ISS flies over eastern United States, more condensed city lights are seen as large cities like Minneapolis, St. Louis, and Chicago. The pass ends as the ISS approaches Florida and the southeastern United States.



Date posted: 2017/10/03
Compiled from frames ISS053-E-53022 to ISS053-E-54020

Iberian Peninsula to Red Sea

This video was taken by the Expedition 53 crew on board the International Space Station. The sequence of shots was taken on September 27-28, 2017 from 23:59:00 to 00:15:38 GMT, on a pass from the northern Atlantic Ocean to the base of the Red Sea. The video begins by looking along the border between Spain and France at night, where large cities like Madrid and Barcelona stand out. The pass continues southeast looking over the dark Mediterranean Sea, where the Balearic Islands stand out brightly. Continuing southeast, Sardinia, Corsica, Sicily, and the Italian Peninsula can be seen as the ISS approaches northern Africa and the bright city of Benghazi. The pass ends as the ISS passes over the Nile River and toward the Arabian Peninsula.



Date posted: 2017/10/03
Compiled from frames ISS053-E-54028 to ISS053-E-55026

United Kingdom down to Indian Ocean

This video was taken by the Expedition 53 crew on board the International Space Station. The sequence of shots was taken on September 27-28, 2017 from 23:54:41 to 00:16:12 GMT, on a pass from the northern Atlantic Ocean to the base of the Red Sea. The video starts with a view of the Aurora Borealis over the northern Atlantic Ocean. The first city lights seen are those of Ireland and England before continuing southeast over France and Switzerland. The dark area of The Alps separates France and Switzerland from Italy before continuing southeast over Greece and the island of Crete. The bright Nile River Delta begins the pass over Egypt, and the video finishes by flying down the Red Sea.



Date posted: 2017/10/03
Compiled from frames ISS053-E-51766 to ISS053-E-53010

Southern Lights over the Australian Bight

This video was taken by the Expedition 52 crew on board the International Space Station. The sequence of shots was taken on August 19, 2017 from 19:12:36 to 19:30:24 GMT, on a pass from the southern Indian Ocean to south of Australia at night. The time-lapse sequence focuses forward through the Cupola with the SpaceX Dragon blocking part of the view. The Aurora Australis is seen until the sunrise and night lights of the southern Australian city of Melbourne begin to appear.



Date posted: 2017/09/27
Compiled from frames ISS052-E-63266 to ISS052-E-63561