Our home planet on the day of the Autumnal Equinox. Photo by Roscosmos / NTSOMZ/ SRC "Planeta" / zelenyikot.livejourn... Spaces, Orlando Bloom, Plaits, Blog, Astronomy, Planetearth, Planets Earth, September, Equinox Earth
The Earth at Night - Nothing demonstrates population and wealth like the warm glow of cheap electricity from space. Also, check out the Russian equivalent of manifest destiny...not quite as comprehensive as the American version, but then California is a lot nicer than Siberia.
This Envisat image features the Galapagos Islands, an archipelago situated some 1,000 km to the west of Ecuador in the Pacific Ocean. Galapagos’s largest island is Isabela (visible). The five volcanoes seen on the island are (from north to south): Wolf Volcano, Darwin Volcano, Alcedo Volcano, Sierra Negra Volcano and Cerro Azul Volcano. The bigger island to the right of Isabela is Santiago Island.