Around the world in 60 seconds: Incredible time-lapse video from the International Space Station
By OLIVER PICKUP
The Daily Mail (UK)
20th September 2011
It took Phileas Fogg 80 days to circumnavigate the world but, thanks to the wonders of technology, it is now possible to do it in just a minute.
This whirlwind video tour of the planet is a compilation of time-lapse images shot from the International Space Station (ISS).
James Drake spliced together the images from the ISS, which travels at about 220 miles above the surface, to create the one-minute footage which he posted online – and it has become an internet sensation.
Science teacher Mr Drake used some 600 free-to-access images on the website The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth, and knitted them together so everyone can enjoy the amazing view of North and South America.