More Views of a Privileged Planet
This is the second video I've recommended to you in as many weeks that offers an awesome and surprisingly poignant view of the turning Earth as seen from space -- this time from the International Space Station. I'm again struck by the fragility of our paper-thin (relatively speaking) atmosphere and how close and vulnerable we are to space. The delicacy of our situation, our placement in the cosmos in this startling way that's evidently "designed for discovery," underlines for me that this did not happen by chance.
This one really repays watching it at full screen, with HD on, and with the sound turned up.