Earth from ISS

Ultra HD Video from the International Space Station

An amazing ultra high definition video, from the International Space Station (ISS). The ISS has introduced a new 4K Ultra High-Definition (UHD) video, providing an unprecedented look at what it’s like to live and work aboard the International Space Station.

According to the user comments,the island 3:08 is Dongsha Atoll National Park, seventh national park of the Republic of China (Taiwan), managed by the Ministry of the Interior. It was established on January 17, 2007; and on October 4 of the same year a preparatory administrative office was set up to manage it. The Park is located at Pratas Islands (Dongsha Islands) in the South China Sea and includes the atolls and surrounding sea areas. The total area is 3,537 km², with 1.79 km² of land. The main part of the Park is the Dongsha Island (Pratas Island), a circular atoll 25 kilometres in diameter, with tropical monsoon climate. It is administered under Qijin District, Kaohsiung City.

Dongsha Atoll National Park
Dongsha Atoll National Park

From the ReelNASA channel: This important new capability (4K–UHD video) will allow researchers to acquire high resolution – high frame rate video to provide new insight into the vast array of experiments taking place every day. It will also bestow the most breathtaking views of planet Earth and space station activities ever acquired for consumption by those still dreaming of making the trip to outer space.

The NASA will publish more 4K–UHD videos on their youtube channel ReelNASA, so stay tuned.

“…That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every “superstar,” every “supreme leader,” every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there…” ~Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space

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