New Video of North Korea From Space
Never thought you’ll be able to see North Korea and its everyday goings on? Well, here’s your chance thanks to a company called UrtheCast, which was able to provide us with a glimpse of the ultra-isolated country. But don’t think that they smuggled a camera in and were filming people unaware, no. They used their own satellite, installed on the ISS (International Space Station). And this IRIS satellite was able to provide us with some really epic, high-resolution photos and videos.
Taken on May 30th, 2016, the video here shows the North Korean capital city of Pyongyang like never before. The quality is downright baffling, especially given the fact that the camera is located some 250 miles above those people’s heads. And that it was moving at a speed greater than 17,500 miles per hour.
There are some zoom-ins showing some landmarks of the city, as well as some people moving about around them. And given the tremendous distances of the ISS; it’s really something.
The GIF here shows the grounds around the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun in Pyongyang that serves as the mausoleum of Kim Il-sung, the founder of the country, as well as his son, Kim Jong-il. The reason the buildings are moving is because of the extremely high speeds the space station is moving, nothing else. Now, if you pay close attention, you’ll be able to see a dark shadow turning the corner. That’s a person walking down the street.
Even though interesting, this video just stands to show at what level of technological development we currently are. Not to mention the fact that these technologies we are introduced too, have probably been around for some time now.