A space fan has combined 600 photos from the International Space Station to create a video of the earth from above.
Created by science teacher James Drake, the time lapse video has become a YouTube hit, watched almost 2.5million times since it was uploaded last week.

The clip travels from the Pacific Ocean south over the Americas before reaching Antarctica and sunlight.

Verum audaces non gerunt indusia alba. - Ipsi dixit MCMLXXII