This week starts with the timelapse video of Earth from ISS orbiting the Earth.

In just under 15 minutes, this clip takes you from Tunisia across Beijing and through Australia in two trips around the world. You can follow the Station’s location using the map at the top right-hand-side of the screen alongside annotations on the photos themselves.

This Nov. 20 marked the 20th anniversary of the ISS, a habitable artificial satellite in low Earth orbit. Its first component launched into orbit in 1998, with the first long-term residents arriving in Nov. 2000. The ISS consists of pressurised modules, external trusses, solar arrays, and other components. The ISS serves as a microgravity and space environment research laboratory in which crew members conduct experiments in biology, human biology, physics, astronomy, meteorology, and other fields.

Also, this is the photo of ISS captured by the crew of #Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft.

Credit: Roscosmos

Reference: Alex Gerst’s Tweet, Roscosmos. New photographs of the International Space Station (Roscosmos)
See earthview photo gallery: LiVEARTH