Epic Earth Photos by NASA

Expedition 32 crew onboard the International Space Station, flying an altitude of approximately 240 miles, recorded a series of images of Aurora Australis

A selection of photographs taken from space by NASA, showing some of the most impressive views of our planet. The images are built with NASA’s Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) and combine three combined images that together give a photographic quality.

The eastern coast of the United States at night.
Photograph taken by VIIRS instrument aboard NASA’s most recently launched Earth-observing satellite – Suomi NPP
Reid Wiseman tweeted this photo from the International Space Station on Tuesday morning, Sept. 2, 2014. “My favorite views from #space – just past #sunrise over the ocean,” the Expedition 40 astronaut tweeted.
75% of the Earth’s surface are made of water. It is the main feature of our planet
Dagze Tso is one of many inland lakes in Tibet
Volcanic storm on Vanuatu Archipelago
Storm cell photo was taken from NASA’s high-altitude ER-2 aircraft
Black Marble City Lights
NASA’s Terra satellite passed over the Arctic Ocean during a solar eclipse
Rub’ al Khali Desert, Arabian Peninsula
Iberian Peninsula (Spain and Portugal) on July 26, 2014, Expedition 40
Lagoon of Venice
Jim Lovell, and Lunar Module Pilot William Anders taken pictures of Moon and Earth in 1968
Flying Through an Aurora
Earth as seen from the Cupola on the Earth-facing side of the International Space Station

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