Earth from ISS (September 16, 2016)

Amazing Earth photos from ISS

The Expedition 49* (the 49th expedition to the International Space Station) crew members (Anatoli Ivanishin, Kathleen Rubins and Takuya Onishi) has taken amazing photos of Earth. Four of them has been published on ISS facebook page. They are really, really beautiful and awe-inspiring!

Earth from ISS (September 16, 2016)
ISS049e0004489 (September 16, 2016) – Expedition 49 crew members capture a nighttime view of the Strait of Gibraltar with a Russian Soyuz spacecraft (left) and Progress spacecraft (right) in the foreground. Photo: ISS Facebook
Earth from ISS (September 17, 2016)
ISS049e004708 (September 17, 2016) – The southern tip of Italy is visible in this image taken by the Expedition 49 crew aboard the International Space Station. The brightly lit city of Naples can be seen in the bottom section of the image. A Russian Soyuz spacecraft can be seen in the foreground. Photo: ISS Facebook
Earth from ISS (September 16, 2016)
ISS049e004516 (September 16, 2016) – This nighttime view of northern Egypt and the Sinai Peninsula was captured by the Expedition 49 crew aboard the International Space Station. The city of Cairo can be seen to the left at the top of the Nile river. Atop the sparsely lit Sinai Peninsula can be seen cities in Israel, including the brightly lit city of Tel Aviv on the Israeli coast along the Mediterranean sea. Photo: ISS Facebook
Earth from ISS (September 18, 2016)
SS049e004943 (September 18, 2016) – The International Space Station flies approximately 250 miles over thunderstorms visible during a nighttime pass. Lightning can be seen flashing brightly inside the clouds below. A Russian Soyuz spacecraft (left) and Progress spacecraft (right) are seen in the foreground. Photo: ISS Facebook

* The Expedition 49 began upon the departure of Soyuz MS-01 on September 6, 2016 and will conclude upon the departure of Soyuz MS-01 in November 2016. The crew of Soyuz MS-02 are then to transfer to Expedition 50.

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