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Earth From Above – The View from the ISS

Throughout human history, only a rare few have been lucky enough to see the earth from miles above.  Our peaceful blue planet and its geographic character are always on display for the crew aboard the International Space Station.  One amongst them has been documenting his visual experiences and sharing them via twitter.  Colonel Douglas H. Wheelock has photographed the world from aboard the ISS in all its breathtaking glory.  See Hurricane Earl (above), the Nile River at night (below) and much more from a perspective that you yourself may never experience.  [astro_wheels on twitter via triggerpit and notcot]  (Want another perspective of Earth?  See our recent coverage of photographer Stephen Alvarez and his cavernous coverage of Earth from Below.

The Nile River at Night from the International Space Station

The Bahamas below the International Space Station with a Soyuz unit attached.

The view from inside the International Space Station.

A view of Florida from the International Space Station.

Earth from Above Gallery

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