U.S. East Coast at Night (NASA, International Space Station, 01/29/12)

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Editor's note: Hello, East Coast -- it must be true that you never sleep! Posted to the NASA Views Earth at Night photoset: www.flickr.com/photos/28634332@N05/sets/72157625188331491/

This Jan. 29 panorama of much of the East Coast, photographed by one of the Expedition 30 crew members aboard the International Space Station, provides a look generally northeastward: Philadelphia-New York City-Boston corridor (bottom-center); western Lake Ontario shoreline with Toronto (left edge); Montreal (near center). An optical illusion in the photo makes the atmospheric limb and light activity from Aurora Borealis appear "intertwined."

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  1. Unlucky_Alf [deleted] 27 months ago | reply


  2. pauline.kehoe 27 months ago | reply

    Amazing capture, beautiful.

  3. Chris Devers 27 months ago | reply

    Home sweet home! :-)

  4. dodagp 27 months ago | reply

    Seemingly, the powers of our Universe and the crew's photography skills have conspired to seduce us.
    Fabulous illusions and panoramic night catch !!!

  5. waynelambright 27 months ago | reply

    Hi Nasa People can you do one of San Francisco. Thanks.

  6. Salaatti 27 months ago | reply

    Fantastic capture!

  7. rockerswitch [deleted] 27 months ago | reply

    i love these kind of images, its really good to see the notations, too

  8. NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center 27 months ago | reply

    Thank you, very much, for your kind words!

    Hey Chris, thank you for these fantastic notations. You make these posting much better with the geonotes! Home is where the heart is. :)

    Doda, that's a very good word for this image: seductive. Tonight I'll spend a long time looking over the high-rez version to enjoy the view!

    Hi Wayne! We posted an infrared image of the Bay Area lately -- how is this? www.flickr.com/photos/28634332@N05/6588266343/in/set-7215...

    These are among my favorite images, the Earth at Night. Chris Devers has done another bang-up job with the notes, which makes them even better. :)

  9. NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center 27 months ago | reply

    Hahahaha! I just saw the North Pole/Santa Claus note. Too funny. :)

  10. Chris Devers 27 months ago | reply

    Just seeing if anyone is paying attention :-)

    They've already posted ones of San Francisco, but chances are good they will do more in the future, too.

  11. bob57911 27 months ago | reply

    So Beautiful!! Wonderful shot!!

  12. jaffles 27 months ago | reply

    Really beautiful!

  13. valleyhead 27 months ago | reply

    What a fantastic shot!

  14. [rosehippy...b-bye!] [deleted] 27 months ago | reply

    So very cool!!!

  15. NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center 27 months ago | reply

    Thank you very much! (Nice to see you, Stuart. :)

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