Awe-inspiring images from the International Space Station

The International Space Station is not only one of humanity’s greatest feats of engineering and it also makes for a great place to snap images of our planet. (image credit: Nasa (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0))
Taken in April 2015 this shows southern Scandinavia just before midnight under a full moon, with the curvature of Earth illuminated by a green aurora. (image credit: Nasa)
Astronauts on board the ISS captured an image of the full moon as the station orbited 254 miles above the Pacific Ocean northeast of Guam in June 2019. (image credit: Nasa (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0))
During a spacewalk, Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques took this “space selfie” in his helmet, managing to capture the curvature of the Earth. (image credit: Nasa)
Here astronauts are shown making adjustments to the exterior of the ISS during an extravehicular activity (EVA) mission in December 2006. (image credit: Nasa)
Pictured clockwise from top right to bottom left, the brightest lights are those in London, Amsterdam, The Hague, Rotterdam, Antwerp and Brussels. (image credit: Nasa)
Astronauts on board the International Space Station are treated to an average of 16 sunrises and sunsets every 24 hours. The result in some awesome views. (image credit: Nasa)
Part of the ISS solar array is shown as it soars 255 miles above Indonesia and captures the sun's glint beaming off the Celebes Sea in southeast Asia. (image credit: Nasa)
The Earth’s limb, the name given to the atmosphere as it creates a “halo” along the planet’s curve, is seen in this image. (image credit: Nasa)
The International Space Station has also revealed how our planet’s most striking geological features appear from space. (image credit: Nasa)
From 255 miles up, the crew of the ISS took this image of the Richat Structure, also known as the Eye of the Sahara or the Eye of Africa. (image credit: Nasa)
In August 2019, this image was snapped showing the SpaceX Dragon ship docking with the ISS's Harmony module as part of the CRS-18 resupply mission. (image credit: Nasa)
This one is extra special as it shows the first time the rays from the sun reflected off the ISS Roll-Out Solar Array.  (image credit: NASA/Shane Kimbrough)
We imagine you've never seen the Pyramids of Egypt from this angle before.  (image credit: NASA/Terry Virts)
Here's a photograph of Earth’s nightlights was taken in August 2015 as the station flew over the Pacific Ocean and the island of Kiribati, south of Hawaii. (image credit: Nasa)

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