What does Earth look like from Space?

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What does Earth look like from Space?

Have you ever wondered what the surface of the Earth truly looks like from space? We can navigate it to understand and admire the view from here below, but some, who have had the privilege to hop on to a rocket and venture out of the planet swear that the views are more magnificent from up above.

Thus, we have decided to bring you some amazing pictures of Earth taken from hundreds or thousands of miles above the ground, so you realize how truly astonishing the sight is. Here are some pictures of earth taken from space.

#1. Ever wondered what the Great Grand Canyon looks like from the International Space Station? The image was taken by a student-controlled EarthKAM camera aboard the ISS on 3 April 2017.


(Image Courtesy: NASA)

#2. Here is a picture of a smoking volcano located in Russia’s far-east coast. As the lava reaches towards the top, the snow can be observed melted away from the crater.


(Image Courtesy: Scientific American)

#3. With Hawaii' Kilauea volcano in the left, the image shows clearly as the volcanic gases swirl away from the crater. Not to be missed is the clear description of the weather. 


(Image Courtesy: NASA)

#4. Again taken by the VIIRS instrument aboard Suomi NPP, it shows Earth as a blue Marble. This is a composite image of several swaths of the planet’s surface captured on 4 January 2012.


(Image Courtesy: Space)

#5. Everyone knows what’s sunrise, but have you ever heard of the term Earthrise? This image was taken during the first manned mission to the moon, Apollo 8. This mission gave us several great pictures of Earth and moon together.


(Image courtesy: Space)

#6. Once swamped in shortgrass prairie, Finney County in southwestern Kansas is now an irrigated cropland and this is how it looks from above.


(Image Courtesy: Space)

#7. In 2005, as the hurricane season brought several hurricanes, the NASA watched closely from above. This is an image of Hurricane Katrina at its full strength on 29 August 2005.


(Image Courtesy: Space)

#8. This is Argentina’s Los Glaciares National Park with the Upsala Glacier in the right flowing from the Southern Patagonian Ice Field to Lake Argentino in the front.


(Image Courtesy: Scientific American)

#9. One of the world’s oldest cities, Athens, in the center, still boasts its old world charm even though its several monuments are not noticeable from the space.


(Image Courtesy: Scientific American)

#10. Let’s end things in the beautiful country of New Zealand, which is a dream destination for many. This is what Lake Wanaka (in the middle) and Lake Hawea (below) appears from the space.


(Image Courtesy: Scientific American)

Impressed by the spacecraft-view of the planet that we crawl on every day? Share your opinions with us through your comments below.

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