This Is the First Vine Taken in Outer Space

The news: So much for space tweets and space selfies — we are already onto the era of space Vines.

Astronaut Reid Wiseman posted a Vine over the weekend from the International Space Station (ISS) for the first time in history. The beautiful, six-second video is a condensed time-lapse capturing the ISS's 92-minute orbit around Earth:

The cool details: While the idea of a space Vine is mind-boggling on its own, Wiseman's video is especially awesome because it captures something most of us will never have the chance to see from afar: the terminator line.

The so-called "twilight zone" is a moving line that separates the light and dark sides of a planet. As Wiseman points out, the orbit of the ISS is almost parallel to the terminator line, which means that astronauts aboard are currently experiencing daylight all day long.

A whole new world: As if his Vine wasn't cool enough, Wiseman has also been regularly posting these stunning photographs of Earth from the ISS. This is serious social media game right here:

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Eileen Shim

Eileen is a writer living in New York. She studied comparative literature and international studies at Yale University, and enjoys writing about the intersection of culture and politics.

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