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The best pictures of Earth from the International Space Station

The best pictures of Earth from the International Space Station

From the dome, the large window of the International Space Station, astronauts spend most of their time taking pictures of Earth (Image: NASA)

The Photography has always been an integral part of the mission of NASA and other space agencies By exploring worlds outside our own. but also was pivotal to Earth observation, Providing a unique view of our home from space.

And there is no better place than clicking the shutter button on the camera to be aboard the International Space Station (ISS), This year celebrates 20 years of continuous human existence It orbits the Earth at a distance of 400 km.

Argentina, Chile and Uruguay imaged from the International Space Station, the moon behind Earth (Image: NASA/Degresnel)
Argentina, Chile and Uruguay imaged from the International Space Station, the moon behind Earth (Image: NASA/Degresnel)
NASA's Jack Fisher observes a bright green aurorae on Expedition 52 aboard the International Space Station
NASA’s Jack Fisher observes a bright green aurorae on Expedition 52 aboard the International Space Station
European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Thomas Pesquet captured this winter view of the Dnieper River in Ukraine.
European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Thomas Pesquet captured this winter view of the Dnieper River in Ukraine.
Photo of Egypt taken by Scott Kelly, the astronaut who spent a year in space on Expedition 46
Photo of Egypt taken by Scott Kelly, the astronaut who spent a year in space on Expedition 46
Christina Koch, a NASA astronaut and crew member of the ISS Expedition 60, photographed the Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft as it launched into space
Christina Koch, a NASA astronaut and crew member of the ISS Expedition 60, photographed the Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft as it launched into space
A color photograph of the French coast by astronaut Scott Kelly
A color photograph of the French coast by astronaut Scott Kelly
Astronaut Daniel Burch photographed Mount Everest during the ISS 4 . mission
Astronaut Daniel Burch photographed Mount Everest during the ISS 4 . mission
Night shot of Sochi Olympic Park in Russia, home of the Winter Olympics
Night shot of Sochi Olympic Park in Russia, home of the Winter Olympics
Hurricane Florence was photographed by astronaut Ricky Arnold on Expedition 56
Hurricane Florence was photographed by astronaut Ricky Arnold on Expedition 56
A view of the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.  Astronaut Scott Kelly wrote:
A view of the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Astronaut Scott Kelly wrote: “I can see my home and Johnson Space Center!”
Astronaut Terry Virts captured this sunset over the Gulf of Mexico
Astronaut Terry Virts captured this sunset over the Gulf of Mexico
American astronaut Barry Willmore took the Great Lakes into the United States
American astronaut Barry Willmore took the Great Lakes into the United States
The Bahamas from space, observed by Scott Kelly
The Bahamas from space, observed by Scott Kelly
Jessica Meir captured this photo of the Mississippi River Delta with ISS Expedition 62
Jessica Meir captured this photo of the Mississippi River Delta with ISS Expedition 62
New York, New Jersey and Connecticut are filmed at night
New York, New Jersey and Connecticut are filmed at night
Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti snapped this photo of Hawaii on Expedition 42 to the International Space Station
Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti snapped this photo of Hawaii on Expedition 42 to the International Space Station
Astronaut Ricky Arnold took a picture of the rivers and roads of Madagascar
Astronaut Ricky Arnold took a picture of the rivers and roads of Madagascar
Astronaut Christina Koch's star trail in a time-lapse merged image
Astronaut Christina Koch’s star trail in a time-lapse merged image
Stunning picture of frozen lake in the Himalayas
Stunning picture of frozen lake in the Himalayas
Astronaut Kjell Lindgren captured this stunning image of the Milky Way just as lightning strikes the solar panels of the International Space Station.
Astronaut Kjell Lindgren captured this stunning image of the Milky Way just as lightning strikes the solar panels of the International Space Station.

NASA/ESA photos

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