Astronaut's remarkable view of Earth • Earth.com

Last update: September 14th, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Today’s Image of the Day from the European Space Agency features the Earth as it is seen by astronaut Luca Parmitano from the International Space Station.

The photograph was taken from an observatory module on the ISS known as the Cupola, which is Italian for “dome.”

Parmitano shared the picture of Earth on social media and wrote: “My first picture from Cupola, since I’ve been back. Reality beats imagination, and once again my words can’t contain the emotion of admiring my planet from orbit… greeted by the Tierra del Fuego.”

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

Image Credit: European Space Agency

 

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