Gorgeous Photos of Earth Shot From the House Station


After arriving on the Worldwide House Station (ISS) in April 2021, European House Company astronaut Thomas Pesquet was fast to seize the on-board cameras and begin snapping photographs of Earth some 250 miles beneath.

The French astronaut’s efforts have up to now been nothing wanting gorgeous, highlighting the magnificent array of landscapes that make our planet so particular.

These are a few of Pesquet’s efforts from his first few weeks on board the area station. Together with his keep scheduled to final one other 5 months, we will anticipate to see lots extra superior photographs from the astronaut.

The primary picture on this collection exhibits the west coast of Africa beside the deep blue Atlantic Ocean.

I like when our trajectory leads us alongside a coast (West Africa right here). Like crusing on a ship and flying in an airplane mixed… better of each worlds! #MissionAlpha pic.twitter.com/xIIQSwrx27

— Thomas Pesquet (@Thom_astro) Could 5, 2021

On this shot taken over Canada, Pesquet compares the ice formations to clouds.

From area you get one other perspective. Wanting on the ice on this lake in #Canada I see shapes… like when taking a look at clouds on Earth. ☁ #MissionAlpha https://t.co/rHG1m2yYRH pic.twitter.com/taPNTNidbM

— Thomas Pesquet (@Thom_astro) Could 7, 2021

Right here we see Russia’s docked Soyuz spacecraft because the ISS passes over Cuba.

A view that brings again recollections, the Soyuz that introduced me to the @Space_Station in 2016 for #Proxima was docked to the very same port. This one is @novitskiy_iss's, Pyotr's and @Astro_Sabot's, flying over Cuba. #MissionAlpha https://t.co/IdGQjXIadn pic.twitter.com/m6WiCpYgrb

— Thomas Pesquet (@Thom_astro) Could 10, 2021

Look fastidiously at this picture and also you’ll spot a tiny city on the coast of northwest Africa.

Un des rares ports avant l’immensité du désert, dans le Sahara occidental. Deux routes fendent l’intérieur des terres, une autre longe l'océan, et c’est tout ☀
A city on the northwest coast of Africa. A highway goes inland, and a highway follows the ocean.https://t.co/mPMeJKL9uU pic.twitter.com/UVovztSSbA

— Thomas Pesquet (@Thom_astro) Could 10, 2021

Try Pesquet’s spectacular evening shot of Mecca in Saudi Arabia.

Mecca! So shiny at evening that it ended up overexposed, as I needed to see the town lights too. Completely happy finish of Ramadan!

La Mecque ! Elle brillait si fort que la picture est un peu surexposée, mais je voulais absolument qu'on voit les lumières de la ville. Joyeuse fête ! #EidMubarak pic.twitter.com/q7hYk4efm1

— Thomas Pesquet (@Thom_astro) Could 12, 2021

Right here we see the Quiberon Peninsular, a well-liked vacationer spot situated about 260 miles west of Paris, France.

I bear in mind taking an image of the Quiberon peninsular throughout #Proxima. It’s humorous to suppose that I recognise the world simply from area whereas sadly I didn't get to go to it for actual earlier than #MissionAlpha! #Bretagne pic.twitter.com/mq2K4Bz8d3

— Thomas Pesquet (@Thom_astro) Could 13, 2021

An absolute stunner exhibiting the West African nation of Guinea-Bissau.

Guinea Bissau 🇬🇼, that I haven't seen since my final mission 4 years in the past (no I didn't go to all of the locations I {photograph} from area, sadly! https://t.co/U9cV9J4ylL #MissionAlpha pic.twitter.com/aWKeBuO7dg

— Thomas Pesquet (@Thom_astro) Could 14, 2021

Pesquet took this picture of the big Upsala glacier, situated about 450 miles northwest of Cape Horn, the southernmost land level of South America.

The Upsala glacier in Argentina. The majestic spectacle with gradual ice waves that circulate into the blue water is gorgeous – but in addition worrying as we will see the glaciers are getting smaller from area. #MissionAlpha #ClimateChange #EarthFocus https://t.co/jbiqVMUHpa pic.twitter.com/LHUU8Yp0G4

— Thomas Pesquet (@Thom_astro) Could 15, 2021

Look carefully at this picture of Key West and also you’ll see the star-shaped airfield on the native Naval Air Station.

The well-known #KeyWest and the particular Freeway 1 that hops from island to island all the best way south. The Naval Air Station Key West base is exceptional with its star-shaped airfield. https://t.co/5YC7vsfAbR #MissionAlpha pic.twitter.com/uAoqZDjYUt

— Thomas Pesquet (@Thom_astro) Could 15, 2021

A trio of beautiful pictures exhibiting totally different locations in Asia.

Spring has not taken over all the northern hemisphere – three examples in Asia the place snow can nonetheless be discovered. ❄ #MissionAlpha https://t.co/LongHxMHsf pic.twitter.com/iEGQloFCiu

— Thomas Pesquet (@Thom_astro) Could 16, 2021

Extra wonderful colours in Pesquet’s picture exhibiting a part of Africa’s Sahara desert.

Hints of purple and ochre, gray rocks and white clouds, flying over the Sahara (a plateau in #Chad right here) is rarely boring. @astro_luca referred to as it the pores and skin of the Earth I believe, and he’s proper, it does resemble pores and skin. https://t.co/M0IOQ9LlS6 #MissionAlpha pic.twitter.com/NEfwl9lsPz

— Thomas Pesquet (@Thom_astro) Could 17, 2021

A part of Africa’s White Nile, which, as Pesquet notes, is definitely blue.

Extra #EarthArt across the White Nile, which is clearly blue in actuality 🙂 https://t.co/DZQrJxEEg2 pic.twitter.com/ancuX35RMy

— Thomas Pesquet (@Thom_astro) Could 18, 2021

For extra spectacular Earth photographs shot from the ISS, remember to take a look at this assortment of photographs taken by latest station customer Soichi Noguchi.

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