David Peterson (via YouTube)
David Peterson edited together a time-lapse from NASA photos with the goal of highlighting the International Space Station. The person who appears in the final shot, Don Pettit, took many of the original sequences in the montage, according to Peterson.
A little more than two years ago David Peterson created a video of the International Space Station flying over the Earth at night.
That video, "All Alone in the Night," went viral. It has since garnered more than 6.3 million views on YouTube, suggesting a lot of people have as much thirst for the real thing as they do for Hollywood imitations (see "Gravity").
Peterson is back to help quench that thirst. On Tuesday he posted a YouTube sequel made the same way he assembled the first — by stitching together time-lapse photos that were publicly available from NASA and setting the whole thing to music.
On his YouTube page, Peterson notes the first video "highlighted night sequences and spectacular aurora light shows and [was] intended to give a feeling of flying through space."
With this new video, Peterson notes, the goal was "to bring a bit more attention to the station itself, including the humans aboard it, particularly Don Pettit (appearing in the final shot) who took many of the sequences in this montage."
The new video, "The World Outside My Window," is featured at the top of this story. Oh, and did we mention you can watch it in 4K (not just HD)? Click "Original HD" in the settings.
You can watch Peterson's original video below.