NASA astronaut Douglas Wheelock who is currently aboard theInternational Space Station shares pictures of the Earth he snapswith the world through Twitter.Known to his nearly 68,000 Twitter followers as Astro Wheels,Wheelock has been posting impressive photos of the Earth and someof his thoughts ever since he moved into the space station in June,five months after it got Internet access.Greek islands on a clear night during our flight over Europe. Athensshine brightly along the Mediterranean Sea.
Mystery Island, located in the Indian Ocean close to Madagascar.Interesting features on the island and the unusual shape should beenough to help you discover this beautiful place.
Northern lights in the distance in one of the finest nights overEurope. The photo clearly shows the Strait of Dover. Paris is dazzlingwith the city lights. A little fog over the western part of England,particularly over London.
The moon is breathtaking.
Of all the places of our beautiful planet few can rival the beauty andrichness of colors in the Bahamas. In this photo, our ship is seenagainst the backdrop of the Bahamas.
At a speed of 28,163 kilometers per hour (8 kilometers per second),we rotate the Earths orbit, making one revolution every 90 minutes,and watch sunsets and sunrises every 45 minutes. So half of ourjourney is in darkness. For the work we use lights on our helmets.
Every time I look out the window and see our beautiful planet, my soulsings! I see blue skies, white clouds and bright blessed day.
Another spectacular sunset. We see 16 such sunsets each day, andeach of them is really valuable.
Beautiful atoll in the Pacific Ocean , photographed using 400mm lens.Approximately 1,930 km south of Honolulu .
Perfect reflection of sunlight in the eastern Mediterranean (Cyprus).
Above the center of the Atlantic Ocean, before another stunningsunset. Downstairs in the setting sun visible spiral Hurricane Earl.
A little farther east, we saw a sacred monolith Uluru, better known asAyers Rock. I have never had the opportunity to visit Australia, butsomeday I hope that I will stand by this miracle of nature.
Morning over the Andes in South America. I do not know for sure thetitle of this peak, but was simply amazed by her magic, stretching tothe sun and wind tops.
Over the Sahara desert, approaching the ancient lands and thousandyear history. River Nile flows through Egypt by the Pyramids of Gizain the outskirts of Cairo. Further, the Red Sea, Sinai Peninsula, DeadSea, Jordan River, as well as the island of Cyprus in theMediterranean Sea and Greece on the horizon.
Night view of the River Nile, stretching like a snake through Egypt tothe Mediterranean, and Cairo, located in the Delta. Far away in thispicture, one can see the Mediterranean Sea.
Our unmanned Progress 39P approaches the ISS for refuelling. It isfull of food, fuel, spare parts and all necessities for our station.Inside was a real gift - fresh fruit and vegetables. What a miracleafter three months of food from a tube!
I wanted to share with you this view from the Dome. We said goodbyeto the members of our group Sasha, Misha and Tracy this weekend,and they returned safely back to Earth. In this photo, Tracy quietlydreams of returning home.
Module Union 23C Olympus docked with the ISS. When our work endshere, we go back home to Earth. We fly over the snow-capped peaksof the Caucasus. The rising sun is reflected from the Caspian Sea ..
The flash of color, movement and life on the canvas of our amazingworld. This is part of the Great Barrier Reef off the east coast ofAustralia , photographed through the lens of 1,200 mm.
All the beauty of Italy, a clear summer night. You can see manybeautiful islands that adorn the coast - Capri, Sicily and Malta. Naplesand Mount Vesuvius are allocated along the coast.
At the southern end of South America lies the pearl of Patagonia. Theamazing beauty of rugged mountains, massive glaciers, fjords and seascombined in perfect harmony.
"Dome" on the side of nadir station gives a panoramic view of ourbeautiful planet. Fedor made the picture from the window of theRussian docking compartment. In this photo Im sitting in the dome,preparing the camera for our evening flight over Hurricane Earl.
Florida and southeastern U.S. in the evening. A clear autumn evening,the moonlight over the water and sky, dotted with millions of stars.
Clear starry night over the eastern Mediterranean . The ancient landwith a thousand years of history stretching from Athens to Cairo.Historical land of fabulous and alluring island, Athens, Crete, Rhodes,Izmir, Ankara, Cyprus, Damascus, Beirut, Haifa, Amman, Tel Aviv,Jerusalem, Cairo, all of them turned into tiny lights in this coolNovember night.
In this time of year you can enjoy the beauty of the polar mesospheric clouds. With our high-angle illumination, we were able to capture a thin layer of noctilucent clouds at sunset.