Оне of the Expedition 30 crew members aboard the International Space Station took this nighttime photograph of much of the
eastern (Atlantic) coast of the United States. Large metropolitan areas and other easily recognizable sites from the
Virginia/Maryland/Washington, D.C. area spanning almost to Rhode Island are visible in the scene. Boston is just out of frame at
right. Long Island and the Greater Metropolitan area of New York City are visible in the lower right quadrant. Large cities in
Pennsylvania (Philadelphia and Pittsburgh) are near center. Parts of two Russian vehicles parked at the orbital outpost are seen in
A night time photograph made by an International Space Station Expedition 25 crewmember shows a view of the northern Gulf coast
in this image provided by NASA and taken October 29, 2010. The lights of Mobile Bay, New Orleans and Houston are visible as well
as the Interstate Highway 20 cities of Jackson, Shreveport, Dallas and Fort Worth as the view extends northward (left) to Little Rock
and Oklahoma City.
This nighttime image, photographed by one of the members of the Expedition 30 crew in the International Space Station, features
the greater Chicago metropolitan area strung along the southwestern shore of Lake Michigan. The region is partially covered by
clouds, probably low-hanging, or even fog.
This northward-looking nighttime panorama of much of the land mass of the eastern two-thirds of the contiguous United States
was photographed by one of the Expedition 30 crew members aboard the International Space Station as it was moving over the
Gulf of Mexico on Jan. 29. In this series, the 24-mm images cover the area from the Atlantic Coast (right) to the eastern edge of
the southwestern states and the western Gulf of Mexico. Most of the Florida peninsula is easily recognizable at the right edge.
The lights of dozens of large metropolitan areas are visible.
A panorama of much of the East Coast, photographed by one of the Expedition 30 crew members aboard the International Space
Station, provides a look generally northeastward: Philadelphia-New York City-Boston corridor (bottom, center); western Lake Ontario
shoreline with Toronto (left edge); Montreal (near center).
Europeans try to label United States
(We’re So Sorry, America.)
Erm, sooo, yeah. We really wish we could tell you this is the worst attempt. It’s not even close.
What’s the state capital of Squaresies?
Little known fact: No one actually knows what that state in the middle is .
When all else fails, draw pretty pictures .
In a country this big, being “close enough” is as good as being right. Right?
It’s easy to get Hawaii and Alaska confused .
How many S’s are there in Mississississ…ippi?
They need to close the border to Nickelback, STAT .
That’s a lot of Utahs.
The “not a clue” arrow could probably have extended a little further.
Hmm. The “special relationship” doesn’t stand much chance after this one.
The Wibbly, Wobbly, Border, Worder region is beautiful at this time of year .
Wow much Washington.
Breaking Bad reference AND a moose = all the points. We have a winner .
Americans try to label European countries on a map
(OK, in our defense, Europe is really complicated.)
OK, in our defense, Europe is really complicated .
Turns out, this effort — which places several countries in the ocean — is one of the best.
A common problem was filling in all the countries that one knows and then realizing there’s still a half-dozen blank spots on the map.
This person’s nearly crossed-off list likely aided them in having one of the most complete maps.
Most of us went to college.
And yet, here we are (apologies to all of the Mr. Harrisses in the world).
At least we (sort of) know where Borat is from.
Borat is a really big deal here, I guess?
Borat is the president of Europe, right?
And MOST of us know where Russia is (and that it’s very cold).
I had never heard of the countries I, Am, Very, Sorry, You, Are, All, or Great before!
I find this impressive but have no idea if it’s correct. Cypress!!!
Second Poland is a hot tourist destination, I hear.
But not as hot as Affordable Vacations.
This tiny hand Turkey is having a really good time, and I hear mini-Poland is almost as fun as Second Poland.
“What is that?
One thing is clear: Europe is overrun with meandering arrows.
The motherland?! Starting to regret not asking for names…
Moomins are really cool, but I’m pretty sure they don’t live next to the USSR.
Points for honesty, though.
Cold is a recurring theme, which may have had something to do with the weather in NYC today.
It’s really cold, and so is this entire area of middle Europe.
People wear fur coats there!
Shame is also a very common component .
The great GOTH vs. METAL wars of the 1800s are long behind us…
…but apparently war still plagues much of Europe (thankfully saving Benedict Cumberbatch’s house).
“Your mom Romania.”
But seriously: When is someone going to do something about all of the fake countries in Europe?
:) :) :) :)
Night Time European Panorama ISS030-E-048067 (22 Jan. 2012) With hardware from the Earth-orbiting International Space
Station appearing in the near foreground, a night time European panorama reveals city lights from Belgium and the Netherlands at
bottom center, the British Isles partially obscured by solar array panels at left, the North Sea at left center, and Scandinavia at right
center beneath the end effector of the Space Station Remote Manipulator System or Canadarm2.
A number of European nations appear in this nighttime image photographed from the International Space Station. The scene,
captured by one of the Expedition 30 crew members, shows the British Isles (left, partially obstructed by one of the space station's
solar array panels) with London just right of bottom center; the English Channel, which is dark; Paris (lower right corner); and the
Netherlands (right side). The greenish airglow is fairly uniform and minor until it transitions to daybreak on the right.
The city lights of Madrid (right of center) stand out in this photograph from the International Space Station. Recorded by one of the
Expedition 30 crew members, the view shows almost the entire Iberian Peninsula (both Spain and Portugal) with the Strait of
Gibraltar and Morocco appearing at lower left.
Several of the oldest cities of north-western Europe are highlighted in this astronaut photograph from just after midnight (00:25
Greenwich Mean Time) on August 10, 2011. While the landscape is dotted with clusters of lights from individual urban areas, the
metropolitan areas of London, Paris, Brussels, and Amsterdam stand out due to their large light “footprints.” The metropolitan area
of Milan is also visible at image upper right.
This astronaut photograph highlights the night-time appearance of the southern Italian Peninsula. The toe and heel of Italy’s
“boot” are clearly defined by the lights of large cities such as Naples, Bari, and Brindisi, as well as numerous smaller cities and
towns. The bordering Adriatic, Tyrrhenian, and Ionian Seas appear as dark regions to the east, west, and south. The city lights of
Palermo and Catania, Sicily, are also visible.
Moscow, Russia appears at the center of this nighttime image photographed by one of the Expedition 30 crew members aboard the
International Space Station, flying at an altitude of approximately 240 miles. A solar array panel for the space station is on the left
side of the frame. On the horizon in the background can be seen a small sample of Aurora Borealis, airglow and daybreak.
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Europe at night, captured by ESA astronaut André Kuipers onboard the ISS.