Today’s Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory features an oblique photo of New York City that was taken by an astronaut as the International Space Station orbited over the Gulf of Maine.
“Shadows from skyscrapers and other city buildings give the photograph a sense of three-dimensionality,” says NASA.
“The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, an important historic immigration hub into the United States, are within the New York Harbor at the top of the photograph.”
“The harbor, busy with ship traffic, is the terminus of the Hudson River that forms a segment of the border between New Jersey and New York.”
According to NASA, four out of the five boroughs of New York are visible, as well as neighborhoods in New Jersey.
Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory
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