RT Reid Wiseman ‏@astro_reid The Hoover dam and Vegas are far more spectacular when viewed from 5’10’’ high.

Photo of Egypt from the space station. The lights (and therefore the people) closely follow the Nile River south.

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From Alexander Gerst @Astro_Alex on ISS: "The world in our window."

From the Earth-orbiting International Space Station, flying some 225 nautical miles above the Caribbean Sea in the early morning hours of July 15, NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman photographed this north-looking panorama that includes parts of Cuba, the Bahamas and Florida, and even runs into several other areas in the southeastern U.S. The long stretch of lights to the left of center frame gives the shape of Miami.

Caribbean Sea Viewed From the International Space Station

This photo from an astronaut on the International Space Station shows much of the nation of Greece. The urban region of Athens is recognizable due to its size and light tone compared to the surrounding landscape; the smaller cities of Megara and Lamia also stand out.

The Peloponnese : Image of the Day

From the dense vegetation of the Amazon rainforest to the open sands of Atlantic beaches, Brazil encompasses a vast territory of more than 8.3 million square kilometers (3.2 million square miles). It is the largest country in South America and the fifth largest in the world. Some 200 million people live in Brazil, and nearly 85 percent of them are in cities. Among those cities, São Paulo reigns supreme.

Growth of São Paulo, Brazil : Image of the Day

Meet Neoguri, the first super typhoon of 2014. The storm’s maximum sustained winds were blowing at about 240 kilometers (150 miles) per hour when the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) sensor on Suomi-NPP captured this image of the category 4 storm churning toward Okinawa and southern Japan on July 7, 2014, at 4:55 Universal Time (1:55 p.m. in Japan Standard Time on July 8).

Typhoon Neoguri : Image of the Day

Expedition 40 Flight Engineer Alexander Gerst of the European Space Agency posted this photograph of windswept valleys in Northern Africa, taken from the International Space Station, to social media on July 6, 2014.

Windswept Valleys in Northern Africa

This visible image of Tropical Storm Arthur was taken by the MODIS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite on July 2 at 18:50 UTC (2:50 p.m. EDT). A cloud-covered eye is clearly visible.

Arthur (Atlantic Ocean)

Beach-goers in North Carolina are forecast to have a soggy July 4 holiday this year. The first tropical system of the Atlantic season, Tropical Storm Arthur, formed off southern Florida on July 1, 2014, and is moving north toward the Outer Banks.

Tropical Storm Arthur : Natural Hazards

Arthur, as seen from ISS by astronaut Reid Wiseman. It doesn't get much more #EarthRightNow than this!

Arthur, as seen by ISS astronaut Reid Wiseman just a few minutes ago. #EarthRightNow

RT @astro_reid Wiseman: Here is a #TodaySunrise from space for @MLauer

Turkmenistan is a desert country that lies east of the Caspian Sea and borders Iran, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, and Kazakhstan. Annual precipitation across the country ranges from 300 millimeters (12 inches) in the mountains to 80 millimeters (3 inches) in the desert northwest. In a country just larger than California, nearly 80 percent of the land is defined as desert.

Hanhowuz Reservoir, Turkmenistan : Image of the Day

Recently tweeted from the International Space Station, this image of the extremely arid West African coast of the Atlantic Ocean looks otherworldly. The image shows 215 kilometers (134 miles) of the Saharan coastline. The main patterns seen from orbit are the straight lines produced by strong northerly winds that blow parallel to the coast, producing wind streaks of sand and sand-free surfaces.

Desert Coast—Morocco, Western Sahara : Image of the Day

From the ISS 16 Feb 2007, the Khaybar volcanoes and the Khaybar lava field at Harrat Khaybar, Saudi Arabia. Looks like an alien planet.

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This storm cell photo was taken from NASA's high-altitude ER-2 aircraft on May 23, 2014, during a study aimed at gaining a better understanding of precipitation over mountainous terrain. The Integrated Precipitation and Hydrology Experiment, or IPHEx, field campaign is part of the ground validation effort for the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission, an international satellite mission led by NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency.

Storm Cell Over the Southern Appalachian Mountains

On Sunday, May 25, 2014, a large mudslide rushed down a Colorado mountain near the town of Collbran covering an area three miles long and one-half to three-quarters of a mile wide. It claimed the lives of three ranchers and triggered a small earthquake.

Mudslide Near Collbran, Colorado : Image of the Day

Shuttle launch photographed from space

The image above was acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite on June 5, 2014. It shows a broad swath of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil and Bolivia as it appeared in the early afternoon (1:20 p.m. local time or 1720 Universal Time).

Curving Cloud Streets in Brazil : Image of the Day

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