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Beginning with the Mercury missions in the early 1960s, astronauts have taken photographs of the Earth. NASA database tracks the locations, supporting data, and digital images for these photographs.

NASA Archive Collects Great Time-Lapse Videos of our Planet

NASA – all images, still and moving.

Earth Illuminated: ISS Time-lapse Photography From high above the Earth, the International Space Station (ISS) provides a unique vantage point to view our home planet.

Stunning time-lapse photography of cities, aurora, lightning and other sights are seen from orbit. Famed astronomer Galileo imagined these views from space and now through the technological marvel of the space station, we can see them for ourselves. NASA invites you to download videos or stills to enjoy or perhaps even create an ISS time-lapse video production of your own.

What is the Gateway to Astronaut Photography?

The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth hosts the best and most complete online collection of astronaut photographs of the Earth.

Crew Earth Observations Video Page

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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