What Astronauts See At Night

October 30, 2012

By Koseli.

Few things make me more awe-struck than outer space. Planets, stars, super novas…it’s amazing! As a child, my first grade class went to the city planetarium where I experienced the most thrilling event of my seven year old life: the star show. Music accompanied an overhead dance of varying constellations, and my friends and I looked up in complete wonder.

This video provokes that same sense of wonder. We are so small. The Earth is so beautiful! Can you believe how stunning the lightning off the Gulf of Mexico looks? And the Aurora Borealis above Nova Scotia at the end is absolutely breathtaking. There is no way in the entire universe that astronauts ever get bored with the view!

P.S. — Are you fascinated with space, too? My parents almost named me Haley, after Comet Hale-Bopp, so I think the space-infatuation is genetic!

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1 Kate October 30, 2012 at 11:50 am

You are much younger than I thought! Hale-Bopp wasn’t discovered until 1995.


2 val October 30, 2012 at 6:21 pm

Loved this video! I especially loved seeing all the lightning. Gorgeous!!!


3 Koseli October 31, 2012 at 7:33 am

It is gorgeous. Can you imagine seeing that in person?


4 Hayley October 30, 2012 at 6:25 pm

I am a Hayley…though named after Hayley Mills. My dad had a HUGE crush on her. He actually wanted to name me Hayley Mills Moore, but my mom said that was obsessive. Though I wasn’t named after the Halley’s Comet, I still had a math teacher in 7th grade who used to call me “Comet”. :)


5 Koseli October 31, 2012 at 7:33 am

Ha ha!


6 Shelley October 30, 2012 at 6:53 pm

Amazingly beautiful! My kids and I love to star gaze; what a neat new perspective this video offers. Thanks for sharing!


7 CMN October 30, 2012 at 11:11 pm

Wow. Simply. WOW.


8 Jenni Bailey October 31, 2012 at 8:43 am

Beautiful! I am obsessed with space. The first thing I bought with my first paycheck from my first job was a telescope! It wasn’t anything spectacular but it was mine and I loved it.


9 tere October 31, 2012 at 2:14 pm

I’m a physics and astronomy sucker!! Even though I understand half of it or less… When I discovered this video I couldn’t sot watching it! The auroras…OMG!


10 Koseli November 4, 2012 at 3:17 pm

Bucket list. Need to see those in person before I die.


11 dervla @ The Curator November 1, 2012 at 2:32 pm

wow, this is so so beautiful. I’m watching it over and over. I love space too and am fascinated by anything space related.


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