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La Terra fotografata da Chris Hadfield 29.10.14

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Chris Hadfield, astronauta della CSA, ha pubblicato il libro You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes che raccoglie alcune delle sue migliori foto tra le circa 45.000 scattate durante il suo lungo soggiorno a bordo della Stazione Spaziale Internazionale.

During 2,597 orbits of our planet, I took about 45,000 photographs. At first, my approach was scattershot: just take as many pictures as possible. As time went on, though, I began to think of myself as a hunter, silently stalking certain shots. Some eluded me: Brasilia, the capital of Brazil, and Uluru, or Ayers Rock, in Australia. I captured others only after methodical planning: "Today, the skies are supposed to be clear in Jeddah and we'll be passing nearby in the late afternoon, so the angle of the sun will be good. I need to get a long lens and be waiting at the window, looking in the right direction, at 4:02 because I'll have less than a minute to get the shot." Traveling at 17,500 miles per hour, the margin for error is very slim. Miss your opportunity and it may not arise again for another six weeks, depending on the ISS's orbital path and conditions on the ground.