Behold: the very first Vine created in space is a time-lapse


By Phi Tran Comment


Astronaut Reid Wiseman treated the internet with the very first Vine from space. It’s not just a 6-second video, but a time-lapse of the International Space Station as it orbited one lap around our blue planet in 92 minutes.

As noted by Wiseman, the capture and movement of the ISS is from the terminator line, aka, the line of separation between night and day on the planet. Thus, you can see in the Vine that the sun never sets. As noted by io9, ISS astronauts can experience as many as 16 sunrises in one 24-hour period.

This isn’t the very first time a mobile app or device was used for social media in space. The first human tweet from space happened on May 12, 2009.