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A Night View Around the Mediterranean Sea (NASA, International Space Station, 02/25/12)

Editor's note: Gorgeous image from the Human SpaceFlight site ( last night. The quantity and quality of of the Station images never cease to amaze me. Posted to the NASA Views Earth at Night photoset:


This nighttime image photographed by one of the Expedition 30 crew members aboard the International Space Station provides a look toward the Mediterranean Sea. Along the left side, the night lights clearly depict the high population associated with the Nile River and its delta and the Alexandria, Egypt area (top left center). The Gulf of Suez and the Suez Canal are seen to the right.


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Taken on February 25, 2012