Watch the video above: Alexander Gerst sees Earth in 4K.
TORONTO – German astronaut Alexander Gerst is giving us an idea of what it’s like living in space.
Gerst has been aboard the International Space Station since May 28. Since then, he has been photographing and filming life out his window.
The European Space Agency (ESA) didn’t just create a timelapse of some of his images and videos, but created it in 4K – a new form of ultra high-definition.
Earth in 4K taken by Alexander Gerst on the ISS NASA/Alexander Gerst
Earth in 4K taken by Alexander Gerst on the ISS
I think this is in Kazakhstan, or slightly West of it. #BlueDot pic.twitter广州桑拿网/ggnZACyPA1
— Alexander Gerst (@Astro_Alex) September 9, 2014
Always amazing: the #Moon / Ein alter Freund, lediglich leicht aus der Form geraten… #BlueDot 广州蒲友t.co/xWgFYNgWwg
— Alexander Gerst (@Astro_Alex) September 10, 2014
“The montage is made from a long sequence of still photographs taken at a resolution of 4256 x 2832 pixels at a rate of one every second,” the ESA said in its description of the video. “The high resolution allowed the ESA production team to create a 3840 x 2160 pixel movie, also known as Ultra HD or 4K.”
Gerst will return to Earth in November.
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