On May 28, 2014 Reid Wiseman (an American) , Maxim Suraev ( a Russian), and Alexander Gerst (a German) went on a 166-day space mission. During their voyage in space, Astronaut Reid Wiseman tweeted photos of the Earth and shared intriguing videos of our planet as seen from the International Space Station. The pictures are just awesome and include crew selfies , photos of our planet in miniature form, images of different states of USA, images of different Countries and some important landmarks. The shots he took from up there have been tweeted by him throughout his expedition with the hashtag #EarthArt. I was so fascinated by the pictures that i had to share some of them here. I’ll caption them exactly as captioned by Astronaut Reid Wiseman on Twitter. I got mesmerized by these pictures. I’m sure all of you reading my post will get mesmerized too. If this is not what makes one stand in awe of our colossal planet, what else can.
This is where it all began for
Oh my. #Florida and the #Bahamas a moment ago. Unbelievable beauty.
Wow, easy to spot the commercial airliner arrival corridor into
Super view of the Finger Lakes in New York.
Indescribably emotional to see this. DC, Baltimore, NYC, Great Lakes just before
I can’t help but smile every time we fly towards the
Wow!!! San Diego, LA, San Francisco. And Vegas sticks out a bit in the desert!
I love flying over the west coast of South America.
Still some snow capping the
#Andes but summer is on the way. #Africa is pure art from above.
Southeastern Mediterranean, Libyan Desert, Nile River Delta & Valley, Red Sea, Gulf of Suez.
#Nile and the Red Sea meet the Mediterranean.
#Italy is the most photogenic of countries, day or night.
Fresh snow caps the
#Alps with sun glinting off the Med. Fun to watch winter arriving across the north.
#F1 fans out there? I think this is Autodromo Nazionale Monza
Passing over India just now. Undoctored…unedited…unbelievable.
#Delhi India enjoys a clear night as clouds begin to blur neighboring cities
Almost all of
#Japan at dawn.
I still chuckle at how tiny our
#Moon looks from up here.
I still have trouble comprehending that this impossibly thin blue curve keeps everything alive beneath it.
Last picture from the
#cupola – thanks for making this fun!