Look around you right now. Is there an oxygen tank within easy reach? No? You might want to run down to the nearest medical-supply store before you watch the video below, because this sucker will absolutely take your breath away.
Editor Tomislav Safundzic raided NASA’s Image Science & Analysis Laboratory and pieced this gorgeous time-lapse video together from images taken aboard the International Space Station. And sure, it’s easy to make shots of our planet look beautiful, because Mother Earth is a real looker. But Tomislav has done a marvelous job compiling the footage, and the results put any special effects Hollywood has ever created to shame. Words can’t do it justice. Just watch.