Europe and its nightlights, seen from the ISS

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    Europe at night, captured by ESA astronaut André Kuipers onboard the ISS. In shot is the Soyuz TMA-03M module that carried André to the ISS in December 2011, and a Russian Progress freighter.

    André is onboard the ISS as part of ESA's long duration mission, PromISSe. For further information on the mission, please visit:

    Credits: ESA/NASA

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    1. shinnygogo 24 months ago | reply

      this is major tom to ground control....

    2. vladimir DGama 24 months ago | reply

      Europe and its nightlights, seen from the ISS it very beautiful to see the spark in orbit from Vladimir Dgama

    3. dr_loplop 24 months ago | reply

      The bright patch on the right is London, I think. The one in the middle, Paris.

    4. Tobymutz 24 months ago | reply

      that looks so awesome!

    5. I Swampy @ Allan Marsh Photography 24 months ago | reply

      guess you can only shoot that that you can see ,great shot ,gizza go i can do that

    6. europeanspaceagency 24 months ago | reply

      West is to the top of this image, with the British Isles to the right of frame. The reason that the Soyuz and Progress modules seem so bright is that the ISS is still in sunlight, whereas in Europe below it is night.

    7. James Trickey 24 months ago | reply

      This is utterly incredible!

    8. Ken-Zan 24 months ago | reply

      Great view !!!!!!!!!

    9. djestrada19 24 months ago | reply

      simply amazing....

    10. thebeercanmuseum 24 months ago | reply

      So gorgeous. What an image.....mindboggling!

    11. Coffeemug13 24 months ago | reply

      Impressive....combines the future and the past

    12. Jelltex 24 months ago | reply

      Just had to come back and so how wonderful this series of shot are; well worth of being a subject of the Flickr Blog.

    13. Fresh Light 16 months ago | reply

      paradise shot

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