“Cities at night may be one of the most beautiful consequences of humanity”
Between 2002 and 2008, astronaut Don Pettit and his colleagues on the International Space Station took more than 4,000 extraordinary photographic images of the world’s great cities at night. Pettit narrates this amazing video orbital tour of the world starting with the city of Zurich, Switzerland. Who knew that Japanese cities have a signature blue glow when viewed from space, or that Hong Kong looks like a dragon from above.
- Astronaut Don Pettit Floating with His Huge Camera Collection on the ISS (petapixel.com)
- Incredible Long Exposure Photographs Shot from Orbit (petapixel.com)
- Incredible Star Trails, from Earth and Beyond [Starts With A Bang] (scienceblogs.com)
- Trippy, long exposure shots of the surface of Earth, from space engineer Don Pettit (itsnicethat.com)