50 amazing photographs of Earth seen from space

There is nothing more beautiful than seeing our Earth from space. A lesson in humility is offered to us thanks to these exceptional shots. The opportunity for us to remember how breathtakingly beautiful our planet is.  

1. These formations are part of the Great Barrier Reefs in Australia. This area lies on the east coast of Queensland ‘s Cape York Peninsula . Taken on April 20, 2013

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Sources: Mashable / NASA / Wikipedia  

2. Fires in Cuba and Florida Photograph taken on February 3, 2003 by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Aqua satellite. The traffic lights are marked in red.

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3. Florida Keys : The Keysare an archipelago located at the southern end of the United States, in the Florida Strait which connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico by separating the Florida peninsula and the island of Cuba.Photograph taken on December 5, 2003 by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) from the Aqua satellite.

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4. Whirlwind cloud in the Pacific Photograph taken on May 22, 2013 by the Medium Imaging Spectrometer (MODIS) of the Aqua satellite, captured behind Isla Socorro , a volcanic island in the Pacific Ocean off the west coast of Mexico.

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5. Vapor Plume – Gaua Volcano Photograph taken on May 31, 2013 by a member of the Space Station crewusing a Nikon 6 digital camera

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. Korangi, Pakistan Taken April 20, 2013 by a Space Station crew member using a Nikon digital camera .

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 7. Little Rock – Arkansas Taken May 24, 2013 by Space Station crew member using Nikon digital camera .

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8. Pavlof Volcano – Alaska Taken May 18, 2013 by a Space Station crew member using a Nikon digital camera . This volcano, located on the Alaska Peninsula, erupted on May 13, 2013.

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9. The Strait of TiranTaken June 23, 2013 by a Space Station crew member using a Nikon digital camera . The Strait of Tiran connects the Gulf of Aqaba and the Red Sea, south of Saudi Arabia.

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10. Point of intersection between the Danube and the Black Sea Photograph taken on February 5, 2013

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11. Mina Gerais – Brazil Taken on February 10, 2011 by a member of the Space Station crew using a Nikon digital camera . This agricultural region is located southwest of the city of Perdizes in the Minas .

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12. Wilkins’ Detroit Taken March 23, 2013 from satelliteWorldView-2 , the Wilkins Ice Shelf is located on

the Antarctic Peninsula.

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13. The Mergui Islands The Mergui Islands, or Myeik Islands in Burmese, are an archipelago off the western coast of the Malay Peninsula in southern Myanmar. Photograph taken December 14, 2004

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14. Namibian coast Taken May 5, 2013 by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard the Terra satellite .

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 15. Hurricane Sandy Taken October 30, 2012 by the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on .

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16. Spanish Coast Taken on November 12, 2012 by theModerate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) from the Aqua satellite . The image shows the Guadalquivir River emptying sediment deposits into the Gulf of Cadiz .

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17. Coast of the United Arab Emirates Taken on September 18, 2001

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18. The Cocos Islands Taken on July 31, 2009 by the Advanced Land Imager (ALI) on the Earth Observation Satellite-1 (EO-1).Composed of atolls and coral islands, they are located in the eastern part of the Indian Ocean northwest of Perth , Australia.IDL TIFF file  

19. The Indus Valley Taken on September 10, 2009 by the Thematic Mapper (TM) on Landsat 5.indus-valley  

20. A Night in Istanbul Taken August 9, 2012 by a Space Station crew member using a Nikon digital camera .istanbul-at-night  

21. Liverpool Bay Taken September 2, 2000 by Landsat 7’s Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus (ETM+) . Area east of Alaska in Canada and comprising Liverpool Bay, the Eskimo Lakes and the Tuktoyaktuk Peninsula.liverpoolbay 

 22. Connecticut River Taken September 2, 2011 by Thematic Mapper (TM) on Landsat 5. Image was taken nearly a week after Hurricane Irene hit.longisland-sediment  

23. Nabro Volcano Taken on September 28, 2011 bythe Advanced Land Imager (ALI) on the Earth Observation Satellite-1 (EO-1) . The Nabro Volcano is located in the Danakil Desert , on the border between Eritrea and Ethiopia.volcanic eruptions  

24. Northern Lights Taken September 17, 2011 by a Space Station crew member using a Nikon digital camera .northernlights  

25. Medvezhiy Glacier  Taken on July 23, 2011 by the Advanced Land Imager (ALI) on the Earth Observation-1 (EO-1) satellite . The Medvezhiy Glacier, located in Tajikistan, began to slide abruptly in the summer of 2011, after drifting 800 to 1000 meters from June to July 2011.IDL TIFF file  

26. Yukon DeltaTaken September 22, 2002 by Landsat 7’s Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus (ETM+).yukon-delta  

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27. Cat Island – Bahamas Taken March 10, 2011 by Space Station crew member using Nikon digital camera 

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28. Durrat Al bahrain Taken January 23, 2011 by a Space Station crew member using a Nikon digital camera . Durrat Al Bahrain is a series of 14 man-made islands created for residents and tourists located at the southern end of the island of Bahrain in the Persian Gulf.bahrain-island  

29. Brazilian Barrier Islands Taken June 24, 2006 by Thematic Mapper (TM) on Landsat 5.These islands are located along the northeast coast of Brazil.brazil-barrier  

30. Cape Cod Taken November 7, 2007 by a Space Station crew member using a Kodak digital camera .cape-cod  

31. Doha – Qatar Taken October 5, 2010 by a Space Station crew member using a Nikon digital camera .doha 

32. Syr Darya River Floodplain Taken September 30, 2010 by a Space Station crew member using a Nikon digital camera . The Syr Darya River flows from the Tien Shan Mountains in Central Asia, Kazakhstan.kazakhstan  

33. Wabash River – Ohio Taken June 23, 2011 by the Advanced Land Imager (ALI) on the Earth Observation Satellite-1 (EO-1),  after spring flooding in the Mississippi River Basin.ohio  

34. Saint John (U.S. Virgin Islands)  Taken June 24, 2007 by the Advanced Land Imager (ALI) on the Earth Observation Satellite-1 (EO-1).IDL TIFF file  

35. Greenland Taken on June 21, 2013, this ‘image shows the onset of the summer melt from Greenland.greenland  

36. Millennium Island Taken on July 1, 2009 by a member of the Space Station crew using a Nikon digital camera. Millennium Island is an uninhabited island part of the Republic of Kiribati in the South Pacific.kiribati  

37. Malosmadulu Atolls, Maldives Taken on December 22, 2002 by the Terra satellitemaldives   

38. The United States at night Images taken in April and October of the year 2012 by the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the Suomi NPP satellite .us-at-night  

39. Mataiva Atoll Taken August 13, 2010 by a Space Station crew member using a Nikon digital camera . Mataiva Atoll is part of the Tuamotu Archipelago in French Polynesia, the largest chain of atolls in the world, in the South Pacific Ocean.mataiva-atoll 

 40. Imja Tsho – Nepal Taken October 4, 2010 by the Advanced Land Imager (ALI) on the Earth Observation Satellite-1 (EO-1) . The Imja Glacier crosses eastern Nepal.nepal  

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41. Pyramid Lake, Nevada Taken September 28, 2010 by a Space Station crew member using a Nikon digital camera

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 42. Tikehau Atoll Taken June 30, 2009 by the Advanced Land Imager (ALI) on the Earth Observation-1 (EO-1) satellite . Tikehau Atoll is a part of French Polynesia in the South Pacific Ocean.tikehau atoll 

 43. Lake Carnegie Taken May 19, 1999 by Landsat 7’s Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus (ETM+).This is a composite image in false colors.carnegie  

44. Ice in the Arctic Sea Taken August 4, 2002 by Landsat 7 . This is Foxe Basin near Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic.

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45. Garden city – Kansas Taken September 25, 2000 by Landsat 7’s Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus (ETM+) . This is a false color composite image.kansas  

46. ​​Manam Volcano – Papua New Guinea Taken June 16, 2010 by the Advanced Land Imager (ALI) on the Earth Observation-1 (EO-1) satellite.have  

47. Mount St. Helens Taken August 22, 1999 by Landsat 7 Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus (ETM+).

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48. New OrleansTaken April 26, 2000 by Landsat 7’s Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus (ETM+).new-orleans (1)  

49. New Caledonia Taken May 10, 2001 by Landsat 7’s Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus (ETM+) .newcaledonia  

50. Ocean sand – Bahamas Taken January 17, 2001 by Landsat 7’s Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus (ETM+) .50 amazing photographs of Earth seen from space  

51. Sakurajima volcano – Japan Taken on January 10, 2013 by a member of the Space Station crew – Nikon digital camera

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52. Sarychev volcano Taken on June 12, 2009 by a member of the Space Station crew using a nikon digital camera. This volcano is located on Matua Island, part of the Kuril Islands east of Russia and Japan.sarychev  

53. Shinmoe-dake volcano Taken February 4, 2011 by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Terra satellite . The Shinmoe-dake volcano on the island of Kyushu in Japan erupted on January 26, 2011

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 54. Phytoplankton – Baltic Sea Taken on July 13, 2005 by the Landsat 7 satellite . These phytoplankton whirlpools circle the Swedish island of Gotland in the Baltic Seasweden  

55. New York on 9/11 Taken from the Space Stationnyc911

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