The timelapse begins in Tunisia, passes across Beijing and Australia during the two trips it takes across planet Earth. In the top right corner you can reference a two-dimensional map to give you an idea of where the space station is located during its journey. In the course of the video you will see the planet pass from day to night two times. As the station travels over swaths of ocean the screen is often black, as it travels above densely populated areas the frames light up with twinkling lights from the cities below. The flashes that appear around the two minute mark are from lightning storms.