Earth from space
As millions of people across the United States experienced a total eclipse as the umbra, or moon’s shadow passed over them, only six people witnessed the umbra from space. Viewing the eclipse from orbit were NASA’s Randy Bresnik, Jack Fischer and Peggy Whitson, ESA (European Space Agency’s) Paolo Nespoli, and Roscosmos’ Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin and Sergey Ryazanskiy. The space station crossed the path of the eclipse three times as it orbited above the continental United States at an altitude,
An amazing gallery of earth images. Looks like Christmas lights in the snow. But they are also depressing. Those lights also represent, loss of space for wildlife, diminished overall resources, rampant destruction of trees and waterways, overpopulation, loss of nighttime skies, depletion of ocean fishes, and runaway greenhouse effects. Some say, we're going through another "mass extinction", which, if true, means that even man will be cut down to a few hundred, just like last time.
Astronaut Chris Hadfield snapped this photo - can you spot Stonehenge? - from the International Space Station on 3-30-13. In his words: "Stonehenge is in this picture if you know where to look. The bend in the river at Amesbury helped me find it." #Earth #Space #ISS #Geology #Astronaut #InternationalSpaceStation #NASA #Orbit #Photography #Science #CrewEarthObs
Astronaut Col. Chris Hadfield took this photo of Chicago on 3-07-13 from the International Space Station. In his words: "Chicago on a clear winter's day, ice on the shore, busy O'Hare airport visible from orbit." #Earth #Space #ISS #Geology #Astronaut #InternationalSpaceStation #NASA #Orbit #Photography #Science #CrewEarthObs