European Panorama (NASA, International Space Station, 01/25/12)

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Editor's note: Italy takes a starring role in this beautiful night panorama! Posted to the NASA Views Earth at Night photoset: www.flickr.com/photos/28634332@N05/sets/72157625188331491/

This nighttime panorama of much of Europe was photographed by one of the Expedition 30 crew members aboard the International Space Station flying approximately 240 miles above the Tyrrhenian Sea on Jan. 25, 2012. Most of the country of Italy is visible running horizontally across the center of the frame, with the night lights of Rome and Naples being visible to the center and right center, respectively. Sardinia, and Corsica are in the lower left quadrant of the photo, and Sicily is at lower right corner. The Adriatic Sea is on the other side of Italy, and beyond it to the east and north can be seen parts of several other European nations.

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  1. studiodobs 26 months ago | reply

    Lights and stars : seen from above, at least, the World is beautiful ...

  2. www.thetoofargone.com 25 months ago | reply

    WOW absolutely FANTASTIC .....I need to be able to get up there and see this with my own eyes .....I have always felt like I shoudl be and need to be much more involved and a part of the exploration of our Galaxy! I would do whatever it took and whatever I had to, to get up there.....I am a super fantastic chef and would love nothing more to be able to prepare the foods for our Astronauts and then be able to be a part of a mission to be able to take care our Heros and make sure that they are fed well and be their personal Chef and Nutritionist !

  3. fra0085 24 months ago | reply

    mi potete dire dve posso prendere e salvare questa foto................

  4. coladome 24 months ago | reply

    che meraviglia

  5. Io, Marina. CLOSED 24 months ago | reply

    Una delle foto più spettacolari.....

  6. Laura Rabachin 24 months ago | reply

    Wow... magnifica!!

  7. Fausta Filipponi 24 months ago | reply

    Thanks for this wonderful image!

  8. Byakuya78 22 months ago | reply

    wonderful! Thanks for sharing with us this wonder! (Sardinia is my home)

  9. Massimo Todisco 21 months ago | reply

    Fantastica!!!! Grazie per condividere queste immagini stupende.

  10. Michela La Barbera 20 months ago | reply

    I live in sicilyyyyy loveee !! this is a fantastic photo!! thnxxxx so much

  11. simon'v 14 months ago | reply

    Is it Italy ? Wonderful shot in space station

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