Category Archives: Multiple media

Space imagery: ISS transits the Moon + Hurricanes in aerosol swirls + Solar flares zap Earth

** Space Station Transits the Moon | NASA – Though the ISS flies just a few hundred kilometers above the earth, it appears to be passing over the Moon in this photo:

The International Space Station, with a crew of six onboard, is seen in silhouette as it transits the Moon at roughly five miles per second, Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, in Manchester Township, York County, Pennsylvania. Onboard are: NASA astronauts Joe Acaba, Mark Vande Hei, and Randy Bresnik; Russian cosmonauts Alexander Misurkin and Sergey Ryanzansky; and ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli. Photo Credit: (NASA/Joel Kowsky)

** GMS: 2017 Hurricanes and Aerosols Simulation – Watch last summer’s hurricanes form and move towards North America in this marvelous video of atmospheric aerosol particles created from data captured by satellite sensors:

** GMS: How Solar Flares Affect Earth – “A team of scientists —led by Laura Hayes, a solar physicist who splits her time between NASA Goddard and Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland— investigated a connection between solar flares and Earth’s atmosphere. They discovered pulses in the electrified layer of the atmosphere—called the ionosphere—mirrored X-ray oscillations during a July 24, 2016 flare.”


Videos: Marvelous views of Jupiter, the Moon, the Sun, and aurora borealis

Check out the big collection of vidoes created by Seán Doran showing beautiful space imagery. Here is a sampling:

** Imagery of Jupiter taken during the Juno probe‘s ninth orbit is viewed with the music of the ‘Orphic Hymn’ by Jóhann Jóhannsson. Performed by the Theatre of Voices:

** The surface of the Moon as seen by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter to the music of ‘Lux Aeterna’ by György Ligeti:

** Aurora over Canada as seen from the ISS:

** One month of sun in a three minute time-lapse:


Video: Marvelous imagery from Juno’s latest low pass over Jupiter

The Mission Juno spacecraft recently completed its 8th low pass over the clouds of Jupiter.  Images from Perijove 08 can be found on the JunoCam site, including images that have been enhanced by amateur astro-imaging whizzes.

This video of enhanced imagery from the 8th pass displayed with a musical soundtrack is quite spectacular:

Here is a more interpretive approach to Juno’s data:

A multimedia project based on an image of Jupiter I processed that was captured by Juno spacecraft. Illustration, animation and special effects by Rachel Richards. Music composed and performed by Rachel Richards.

A Perijove 08 image “Heavily processed via Photoshop” by RichDaMann: