Knate Myers, a photographer/cinematographer from Albuquerque, New Mexico, made this incredible time-lapse video using photos taken by the International Space Station. He edited the photos, removing some noise, and added a soundtrack. Many bloggers, myself included, rely on government photos because most fall in the public domain. However, this certainly has to rank as one of the best uses of government photos I’ve ever seen.
In its first week up on Vimeo, the video has had nearly 2 million views. It peaked on July 23, with 605,913 views. Of the 1.72 million plays it had through July 24, 20 percent of the traffic came from four sites — Gizmodo, Facebook, the Huffington Post and Mashable.