Credit:Astronaut photograph ISS015-E-16913 was acquired on July 10, 2007, with a Nikon D2X digital camera using an 800 mm lens. The image was taken by the Expedition 15 Crew, and it is provided by the Crew Earth Observations experiment and the Image Science & Analysis Laboratory, Johnson Space Center. The image in this article has been cropped and enhanced to improve contrast. Lens artifacts have been removed. The International Space Station Program supports the laboratory 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.
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