Earlier today, we had the time lapse compilation from the ground. Now check out this one from way up in the sky!
YouTube member "yesterday2221" posted this incredible time lapse taking a compilation of phtographs from the International Space Station and put them together to make this video.
Here is their description of the video:
"A time-lapse taken from the front of the International Space Station as it orbits our planet at night. This movie begins over the Pacific Ocean and continues over North and South America before entering daylight near Antarctica. Visible cities, countries and landmarks include (in order) Vancouver Island, Victoria, Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles. Phoenix. Multiple cities in Texas, New Mexico and Mexico. Mexico City, the Gulf of Mexico, the Yucatan Peninsula, El Salvador, Lightning in the Pacific Ocean, Guatemala, Panama, Columbia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Lake Titicaca, and the Amazon. Also visible is the earths ionosphere (thin yellow line), a satellite (55sec) and the stars of our galaxy."
I was not able to pick out Seattle, but maybe I need to watch it again a few times. (Update! See below video) I was more mezmerized by the thunderstorms that dotted the planet's landscape-- not really something you think about seeing from the other side of the clouds!
UPDATE: Thanks to some eagle-eyed commentors, I found the frame that has Seattle and the Northwest. It's about 7 seconds in. Below is a screen capture. The Olympic Peninsula is on the far left of the screen -- you can see the fog going down the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Seattle is the bright spot on the far left, with Portland the second bright spot sort of center left. You can follow the lights of I-5 to the right (south) and that big bright spot in the center is the San Francisco Bay area.