terminator planet

Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and adventure.
—  Oliver Sacks (a professor of neurology at the New York University School of Medicine, and the author of many books, including “Awakenings” and “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat.”)

ISS flies over “The terminator”.(2x speed)

A terminator, twilight zone or “grey line” is a moving line that separates the illuminated day side and the dark night side of a planetary body, in this case earth.

Video Credit : NASA

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Astronaut Terry Virts returned to Earth from the International Space Station on Thursday and is now back in the United States. While he was up there, he collected some incredible videos of Earth below him and shared him through Vine - I think this is a good weekend to share a few.

This time-lapsed vine captures the Earth spinning below, the stars spinning in their field in the distance, and the first hints of sunlight and the terminator hitting the atmosphere. Really spectacular.