An amazing 4K Ultra-HD video of the majestic beauty of Earth as seen by the crew of the International Space Station, accompanied by “The Sound of Silence” by Paul Simon.

The images were captured by astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS): Sergey Ryazanskiy, Paolo Nespoli, and Commander Randy “Komrade” Bresnik. The video features stunning footage of Earth and outer space from the International Space Station in low-earth orbit during the months of August through October in 2017.

Earth and the sound of silence: Captured by astronauts Sergey Ryazanskiy, Paolo Nespoli, and Commander Randy Bresnik, the video features stunning footage of Earth and outer space from the International Space Station in low-earth orbit during the months of August through October in 2017.

“Sharing the incomparable silent beauty of our planet with all our fellow travelers on this, our Spaceship Earth.”

“The Sound of Silence” was written by the American musician, singer-songwriter, and actor Paul Simon (born October 13, 1941) over a period of several months in 1963 and 1964. The accompanying piece is the Disturbed version of the song, released by the American heavy metal band on December 7, 2015.

The sound of Silence lyrics

Hello darkness, my old friend
I’ve come to talk with you again
Because a vision softly creeping
Left its seeds while I was sleeping
And the vision that was planted in my brain
Still remains
Within the sound of silence

In restless dreams, I walked alone
Narrow streets of cobblestone
‘Neath the halo of a street lamp
I turned my collar to the cold and damp
When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light
That split the night
And touched the sound of silence

And in the naked light, I saw
Ten thousand people, maybe more
People talking without speaking
People hearing without listening
People writing songs that voices never shared
And no one dared
Disturb the sound of silence

“Fools,” said I, “You do not know
Silence like a cancer grows
Hear my words that I might teach you
Take my arms that I might reach you”

But my words, like silent raindrops, fell
And echoed in the wells of silence

And the people bowed and prayed
To the neon god they made
And the sign flashed out its warning
In the words that it was forming
Then the sign said, “The words on the prophets are written on the subway walls –
In tenement halls”

And whispered in the sound of silence

M. Özgür Nevres
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