A selection of photographs taken from space by NASA, showing some of the most impressive views of our planet. The images are built with a NASA's Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) and combine three combined images that together give photographic quality.
Expedition 32 crew onboard the International Space Station, flying an altitude of approximately 240 miles, recorded a series of images of Aurora Australis
Reid Wiseman tweeted this photo from the International Space Station on Tuesday morning, Sept. 2, 2014. “My favorite views from #space – just past #sunrise over the ocean,” the Expedition 40 astronaut tweeted.
Earth as seen from the Cupola on the Earth-facing side of the International Space Station
Dagze Co Lake in Tibet
Night on Earth
NASA’s Terra satellite passed over the Arctic Ocean during a solar eclipse
Great Lakes and Central U.S. Viewed From the International Space Station
Rub’ al Khali Desert, Arabian Peninsula
Alaska’s Brooks Range seen during the IceBridge survey flight from Thule, Greenland to Fairbanks, Alaska.
75% of the Earth’s surface are made of water. It is the main feature of our planet.
Flying Through an Aurora
Jim Lovell, and Lunar Module Pilot William Anders taken pictures of Moon and Earth in 1968
Storm cell photo was taken from NASA’s high-altitude ER-2 aircraft
Photograph taken by VIIRS instrument aboard NASA’s most recently launched Earth-observing satellite – Suomi NPP.
Volcanic storm on Vanuatu Archipelago
Lagoon of Venice
Earth’s city lights
Iberian Peninsula (Spain and Portugal) on July 26, 2014, Expedition 40