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Astronaut shows what the Earth looks like through a fisheye | Digital Trends Spanish


An astronaut aboard the International Space Station (ISS) has shared a rarely seen view from the orbiting outpost that shows our planet from horizon to horizon.

The video, captured by the Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti, was made possible by recording the Earth through a fisheye lens. Covering a distance of approximately 4,300 miles, the video (below) begins just south of Ireland before passing through France, the Mediterranean islands of Sardinia and Sicily, the Nile and the Red Sea before reaching the Horn of Africa.

The approximate path taken by the ISS in the video, from southern Ireland to the Horn of Africa some 4,300 miles away.Google in English

“Fly with Me! From Ireland to the Horn of Africa through a fisheye lens,” Cristoforetti wrote in a tweet accompanying the video. “It distorts the geometry a bit, but it allows me to show you the almost complete view that we have from the Space Station, from horizon to horizon!”

Fly with me! From Ireland to the Horn of Africa through a fisheye lens – it distorts the geometry a bit, but it allows me to show you the almost entire view we have from Space Station, from horizon to horizon! #MissionMinerva @Space_Station @this pic.twitter.com/ORKUNYouKQ

— Samantha Cristoforetti (@AstroSamantha) August 31, 2022

Cristoforetti has kept his one million Twitter followers up to date with his space station’s activities since reaching orbit five months ago.

Cristoforetti even took a while to recreate a moment from the hit 2013 space movie Gravity.

The International Space Station has been in operation for two decades and orbits the Earth at an altitude of approximately 250 miles. To learn more about how visiting astronauts live and work aboard the space lab, Check out these videos by various crews over the years.

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