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Sicily, Italy (NASA, International Space Station, 08/18/11)

Editor's note: I've added this to our "NASA Views Earth at Night" Flickr photoset:

 

www.flickr.com/photos/28634332@N05/sets/72157625188331491/

 

Sicily is featured in this night time image captured by one of the Expedition 28 crew members aboard the International Space Station, approximately 220 miles above Earth. The land mass in upper right corner is part of the "toe" of Italy's "boot." A 32-mm focal length was used to record the image.

Image credit: NASA

 

Original image:

spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/images/station/crew-28/html/...

 

More about space station research:

www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/index.html

 

There's a Flickr group about Space Station Research. Please feel welcome to join! www.flickr.com/groups/stationscience/

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Taken on August 18, 2011