Credit:Astronaut photograph ISS030-E-188071 was acquired on March 27, 2012 with a Nikon D3S digital camera using an 85 mm lens. The image was taken by the Expedition 30 crew. Astronaut photograph ISS005-E-10633 was acquired on August 22, 2002 with a Kodak DCS760c digital camera using a 38 mm lens. The image was taken by the Expedition 5 crew. Both images are provided by the ISS Crew Earth Observations experiment and the Image Science & Analysis Laboratory, Johnson Space Center. The images in this article have been cropped and enhanced to improve contrast. Lens artifacts have been removed. The International Space Station Program supports the laboratory as part of the ISS National Lab to help astronauts take pictures of Earth that will be of the greatest value to scientists and the public, and to make those images freely available on the Internet. Additional images taken by astronauts and cosmonauts can be viewed at the NASA/JSC Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth. Caption by Cynthia A. Evans at NASA-JSC.
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Data Date:March 27, 2012
Visualization Date:April 13, 2012
Sensor(s):ISS - Digital Camera