NASA’s Scenic Aerial Tour of Earth From Russia to South Africa

May 20, 2013 | Julia Dawidowicz

Why waste your vacation days on afk trips to exotic lands when you can take a birds-eye tour from Russia to South Africa, without leaving the comfort of your work desk? NASA just created this incredible 19-Gigapixel sweeping filmstrip by stitching together series of images of Earth taken by Landsat satellites since 1972. The mind-blowing natural diversity found in this stretch of our planet, along with our own haphazard modifications to it, can be toured in full by watching this 15 minute video.