Atlantic Coast at Night (NASA, International Space Station, 02/06/12)

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One of the Expedition 30 crew members aboard the International Space Station took this nighttime photograph of much of the eastern (Atlantic) coast of the United States. Large metropolitan areas and other easily recognizable sites from the Virginia/Maryland/Washington, D.C. area spanning almost to Rhode Island are visible in the scene. Boston is just out of frame at right. Long Island and the Greater Metropolitan area of New York City are visible in the lower right quadrant. Large cities in Pennsylvania (Philadelphia and Pittsburgh) are near center. Parts of two Russian vehicles parked at the orbital outpost are seen in left foreground.

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  1. dodagp 38 months ago | reply

    Surreal with the parked bluish vehicles up there !!!
    Extraordinary night panoramic,amazing upshot !

  2. ICK9S [M. H. Stephens] 38 months ago | reply

    So beautiful! Stunning work!

  3. LTCE 38 months ago | reply

    Impressive!

  4. Gordan Postertime 38 months ago | reply

    AWESOME Shot !!!!
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  5. bob57911 38 months ago | reply

    Wonderful!!

  6. Salaatti 38 months ago | reply

    Just amazing!

  7. pauline.kehoe 38 months ago | reply

    Stunning shot, fantastic sight.

  8. NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center 38 months ago | reply

    Thank you everyone, for all of these wonderful comments! I hold out such a hope that the astronauts will have time one day to see these pages and read all of these comments that you've taken time to write. We really appreciate you, Flickr friends!

    Speaking of appreciation, Chris has yet again taken the time to painstakingly annotate the photo -- love having these references. So Chris, there are dragons in the Atlantic, huh? I had no idea... :)

  9. Porschista 38 months ago | reply

    Es de una belleza impresionante.

  10. goclooney go 38 months ago | reply

    What a spectacular view ;-))

  11. Catherine442 [deleted] 38 months ago | reply

    Nice!



  12. Chris Devers 37 months ago | reply

    Again, just leaving easter eggs to see who's paying attention :-)

  13. NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center 37 months ago | reply

    Thank you, very much!

    Oh, we watch...and I like Easter eggs. :)

  14. marthinotf 37 months ago | reply

    Excelente trabajo en esta foto espacial ... Saludos con amistad desde España

    YO NO ME ENCUENTRO A MI MISMO CUANTO MÁS ME BUSCO...me encuentro por sorpresa cuando menos lo espero !
    TARJETA VISA ORO PARA TU FOTOGRAFIA
    TARJETA VISA ORO PARA TU FOTOGRAFIA
    TU FOTO ES ORO !

  15. © Montse ;-)) 37 months ago | reply

    YO NO ME ENCUENTRO A MI MISMO CUANTO MÁS ME BUSCO...me encuentro por sorpresa cuando menos lo espero !
    TARJETA VISA ORO PARA TU FOTOGRAFIA
    TARJETA VISA ORO PARA TU FOTOGRAFIA
    TU FOTO ES ORO !

  16. Hettie Naude. 37 months ago | reply

    WOW WOW!!!!!!
    Amazing!!!!!!!!!

  17. JESUS ♥ YOU 23 months ago | reply

    JUST MAGICLY AWESOME ! and there're people who still do not believe in GOD u.u

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