Credit:Photograph number STS053-81-88 was taken nearly 10 years ago from the Space Shuttle on December 7, 1992. Digital photograph number ISS001-ESC-6504 was taken in early 2001 from the International Space Station Alpha. Both images were provided by the Earth Sciences and Image Analysis Laboratory at Johnson Space Center. Additional images taken by astronauts and cosmonauts can be viewed at the NASA-JSC Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth.
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Visualization Date:March 10, 2002
Sensor(s):ISS - Digital Camera