Case observe the Earth from space falls very few lucky ones. So, we heartily thank the astronauts, NASA and the European Space Agency, and, in the event that one of their number is reading this - we are once again talking to you our sincere "thank you"! After all, before these types we could watch only movies made at the studios of Hollywood. But these are the real photos.
"We are open to you the sunny side of life" - the slogan of tour operators entice tourists to the Maldives. Well, from the window of the International Space Station, they do look amazing. So, order a cocktail with umbrella and fruit slices in a glass, and let's go on a hammock to just relax while watching an amazing sunset?
Pacific Ocean, Hawaii
Aloha! We are approaching the Hawaiian Islands. The Big Island can be seen very clearly. Kilauea is known as "the world's only volcano road." Now he makes 250-650 thousand yards of lava per day. That's enough to fill a two-lane highway 32 kilometers long.
Southern Lights, New Zealand
Do not you think that Southern Lights this picture resembles a laser show, a surprising and fascinating?
Night view of the east coast of Spain.
Here is the east coast of Spain at night, Balearic Sea looks like a dark spot. At the top left is the island of Mallorca. Looking at the Barcelona night, I remember that for someone to one of your dreams come true - to go to the city for the match, "Barcelona" against the "Real Madrid".
Mannam volcano, Papua New Guinea
Mannam, also known as the "Great Volcano", is only 10 km in diameter. Mannam - is a stratovolcano, formed of varying layers of ash, lava and rocks from previous eruptions. This is one of the most active volcanoes of Papua New Guinea, whose eruptions are often the cause of death of people, including 13 deaths, in December 1996, and four more that followed in March 2007. Actually, this photo reminds a great decoration to any movie like "Jurassic Park" and "King Kong."
The International Space Station is located on the eastern coast of Argentina over the Gulf of San Matias. Looking at these pictures, you can experience dizziness. Just imagine that you are up there, on board the International Space Station, looking at our planet upside down ... - How are you with the vestibular system?
Beaver Lake in Arkansas, USA.
Beaver Lake - an artificial lake in the Ozark Mountains, located in northwest Arkansas, the birthplace of the White River. Sometimes artificial ponds razed forest fires, but humanity with remarkable tenacity continues to change the planet.
U.S. East Coast and the last ray of light on the horizon.
U.S. East Coast, New York City and Long Island are at the bottom left. Want to see this panorama with your own eyes? For what it was? Only 20 million dollars ...
Earth and stars.
So it looks like the Milky Way, the night when the lights of cities it does not eclipse. I would like to quote Dr. McCoy from the world famous "Star Trek": "In this galaxy there is a mathematical chance of having three million planets are similar in type to the Earth. And in the universe, there are three million million galaxies like this. And they may have at least one version of ourselves. "
Night clouds over Long Beach, California.
This is truly an amazing place - Long Beach. A place where you can meet "Queen Mary" and "Aquarium of the Pacific." But the best thing is to take a trip to the sea, where you can watch the friendly gray whales. During migration, they swim to the shore.
Great Britain and Ireland at night.
These edges gave the world the authors of "Romeo and Juliet" (William Shakespeare), "Pride and Prejudice" (Jane Austen), "Dracula" (Bram Stoker), and "Harry Potter" (JK Rowling). British Isles, where the now eagerly awaiting the royal wedding, just amazing.
Running the automated transfer vehicle.
The company «Arianespace» and ESA had run interorbital apparatus on the International Space Station. I wonder how far away they are from each other?
Solar panels of the International Space Station.
ISS solar panels are simply amazing. When the sun disappears behind the horizon, the last sunlight colors the solar panels in amazing shades.
French Riviera at night.
Cote d'Azur is not only a super-high prices and super-popular, but also super-beauty, which only emphasizes the reflection of the moon in the Mediterranean. Perhaps this is the only place that can stand comparison with the south of California.
The bright lights of the night in Barcelona.
March 19 residents of the planet Earth could watch superlunu - a phenomenon in which the full moon approached the planet as close as possible. The moon, photographed from the International Space Station is just perfect, and in this picture looks even more frightening.
Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
Cape Cod, which the locals call simply Cape - it is an island and a cape in the eastern part of Massachusetts. The sun is reflected in the surface of the water the Atlantic Ocean, turning it into a living gold, set off by an amazing cape.
Moscow at night
Moscow, a city with 11 million people - is not only the capital of Russia, but also the center of European culture. The Russians - people are passionate, proud, sexy and smart, but at the same time, sophisticated, intelligent, and with a wonderful sense of humor. And in this picture we see a picture of the heart of the super-powers. My heart is just incredibly beautiful.
Sunset over West Africa
This picture may be confused. We see a glimmer of the dying sunset. However, visible on the horizon, bright light. Due to successfully take the foreshortening it seems that there are two sources of light. But the sun, then we have one!
Sicily is the birthplace of the Mafia through the cycle of films "The Godfather." But in fact it is absolutely beautiful and magical island full of passionate people who love music and food, and with desperate courage of living in the shadow of an ancient volcano Etna. In this picture is difficult to make out exactly what is reflected from the Mediterranean Sea - sunlight or moonlight. In either case, picture surprising.
Lake Qadisiya on the Euphrates River, owes its birth to the dam Hadithi. From space, it looks like the final rush to attack the Chinese dragon. In Iraq, a lot of amazing places, which, unfortunately, did not get there because of the continuing military conflict that has lasted for many years. Perhaps one day we will be able to visit there, and in other historical places.
Atoll, iconic of a heart, to the east of the Solomon Islands.
This atoll is particularly fond of the astronauts on the International Space Station. This picture they sent to Earth on Valentine's Day. Atoll - is a coral island, which is partially or completely covers the lagoon. If you look closely, you can see that in fact this atoll - it is the tip of an old volcano.
Glacier San Quentin, Chile.
San Quintin glacier - the largest glacier in Chile. Like many glaciers around the world in the twentieth century, San Quentin began to gradually decrease in size and lose mass. What caused it: natural natural factors or consequences of human actions? It is difficult to say, it's easier to enjoy the amazing beauty of the glacier.
Crete, Greece and Turkey
Beautiful, clear photos of Hellas (Greece), Turkey and Crete. In Crete there is a rich mythology associated mainly with the Greek gods, as well as the Minoan civilization. Crete in Greek mythology, is considered the birthplace of the god Zeus. Also here is the famous labyrinth of Knossos.
The Nile River
Nile - the longest river in the world (6650 km), located in North Africa. At the bottom of the picture you can see the place where the merging Blue Nile and the White Nile.
Buenos Aires, Argentina, La Plata
La Plata - Estuary, flooded estuary formed by the confluence of the Parana and Uruguay on the border of Argentina and Uruguay. Photo reminds picture with silver vein running from a large heart on the left.
Cyclone Diana at Mesereau-east coast of Australia
In meteorology, a cyclone is an area called the closed circular motion, rotating in the same direction as the Earth. We previously had to see photos of cyclones and hurricanes, but if you look closely at this photo you can see the bottom of the planet. Look in the center of the "eyes".
This striking red "coral" north of Bakaadveyn, west of Kalabadhlmag - a desert of Somalia. A strange feeling, is not it? -It seems as if the earth itself is bleeding. Amazing picture.
Chaco National Park in Paraguay.
Chaco - is plain, whose area is about one million square kilometers. It captures part of Paraguay, Bolivia, Argentina and Brazil. Located beneath the clouds turn the planet into the bottom of a huge lizard scales. Maybe somewhere out there lurks Godzilla?
National Park Los Glaciares, Argentina.
Lake Argentino Patagonia is located in the province of Santa Cruz. It is the largest lake in Argentina, whose area is 1466 square kilometers. But, if you look properly, you can see as if the outlines of the body. It seems as if someone had fallen from the sky and left a dent.
Santiago, Cape Verde.
Cape Verde - is located in the center of the Atlantic Ocean, 570 km off the coast of West Africa, the archipelago of 10 islands. The title of his is the word 'green', but even so, the terrain is a bit arid. Santiago - is the largest island of the archipelago, south-east, it seems a little flat. Transcontinental slave trade made the city Cidade Velha, located here, the second richest city in the Portuguese kingdom.
The Dead Sea, Israel.
The Dead Sea, which is also called the Salt - is, in fact, a salt lake bordering Jordan to the east, with Israel and the West Bank of the Jordan River in the west. This is the lowest place on land on Earth, because its surface and shores are located at an altitude of 423 meters below sea level. It is difficult to swim, the water pushes out, but you can just lie on the surface of the water.
Rio Sao Francisco, Brazil.
A beautiful and unexpected composition creates the color and shape of the river and fields. It seems like it's a beautiful picture, written by the hand of God.
Sunset, reflected in the Caspian Sea.
The Caspian Sea - the largest enclosed body of water on Earth, whose area is 371,000 square kilometers. This beautiful image we end today's edition. Take care of the planet - it is amazing and well worth it.