ISS Captured Rare, Highly Detailed Video of North Korea

Shelby Rogers

Talk about some crazy detail! A high-res camera from the International Space Station (ISS) caught footage of North Korea. The clip even shows a few people walking around a corner of a building. Pause the video and zoom in to see them.[Gif Courtesy of Urthecast/IFLScience]

The camera, installed by UrtheCast in 2014, provided the ISS with insanely cool footage. The buildings appear to be moving due to the high speed of the ISS itself, at 17,500 mph.

The flashes of light come from sunlight glinting off of objects, not any sort of satellite tower.

Given North Korea's secrecy, any footage of the area is spectacular, but this level of detail is surely one of a kind.