THE European House Company has marked the 20th anniversary of the Worldwide House Station orbiting Earth by releasing a surprising time lapse video.


All the 15-minute movie includes some 21,375 photos of our planet taken by European House Company (ESA) astronaut Alexander Gerst.


The Worldwide House Station in 2011 seen from the house shuttle Endeavour
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Gerst obtained the footage whereas working within the house station at an altitude of 400km and travelling at 28,000km/h and is proven at 12.5 instances sooner than precise pace.


Usually, it will take 90 minutes to journey around the world at that pace.


The gorgeous footage, taken from the Cupola observatory on October 6, begins from Tunisia, throughout Beijing and thru Australia in two journeys all over the world.


Quite a few flashes of sunshine may be noticed at evening time from round 2am, that is lightning from storms and is frequent on our planet.


Brit Tim Peake takes half in his four hour 43 minute spacewalk
Handout – Getty

Astronaut Serena Aunon-Chancellor used the house station’s robotic arm to seize Northrop Grumman’s capsule
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View of Western Europe from the ISS
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View over Vancouver island from the Worldwide House Station
2016 ESA/NASA

Smoke from huge fires burning throughout Southern California seen from the Worldwide House Station
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Stars may be seen rising above the horizon by the glow of the ambiance that’s nonetheless illuminated by the Solar.


The white panels seen prime left from 5.30am are the Worldwide House Station’s radiators that pump ammonia to change warmth and maintain the amenities and astronauts inside on the proper temperature.


At 6.55am the Worldwide House Station flies over Europe beginning with Portugal and Spain.


Every new orbit of Earth sees the House Station fly barely extra to the west than the orbit earlier than.













It was revealed earlier this month that the house station is infested with mysterious “infectious organisms”.


A NASA staff discovered 5 totally different varieties of Enterobacter, with researchers calculating that there’s a “79% likelihood that they could doubtlessly trigger illness”.


The bathroom onboard the orbiting house station was listed as one of many primary websites of an infection alongside the bottom’s train space.




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