This video montage was taken by the crew of Expedition 30 on board the International Space Station. The sequence of shots was taken between December 21, 2011 and December 26, 2011. The series of five videos in this montage all show the Lovejoy Comet from different viewing perspectives from around the Southern Hemisphere. The first video is from just west of South America, looking east from the Pacific Ocean. The second video was taken from southeastern Philippines to eastern Queensland, Australia. In the third video, the astronauts captured the Lovejoy Comet with a new infrared camera on board, which is why the video has a red tint. The images in the third video were taken from the far southern points of the Indian Ocean, northwest of the Kerguelen Islands, northeast to Malaysia. The fourth video was taken over Madagascar while the International Space Station was traveling southeast. The bright orange and yellow colors near the Earth on the bottom of the video is light from the Sun being distorted by our atmosphere. The last video, which has been individually published on our website, was taken on one of the first nights the comets could be seen from Earth, as the ISS was traveling southeast from northeast Australia to New Zealand.

All first merged clips :

Part 01 : Clip 1 - 16
vimeo.com/groups/timelapsevideos/videos/31994104

Part 02 : Clip 17 - 30
vimeo.com/groups/timelapsevideos/videos/32047274

The serie :
vimeo.com/groups/timelapsevideos/album/3323

Complete Collection :
eol.jsc.nasa.gov/Videos/CrewEarthObservationsVideos/

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