The city of Marseille from space

Today’s Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory features the city of Marseille, which is the second largest city in France and has been the site of a major trading port since 400 BC.  

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Today’s Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory features the city of Marseille, which is the second largest city in France and has been the site of a major trading port since 400 BC.  

In this image, captured from the International Space Station (ISS), the city is characterized by its red roofs covered in clay terra cotta tiles, which have influenced the architecture of Australia and Switzerland since the 1800s.

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory