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[Earthview Wonders] No.490: Earth on Earth Day

Astronaut Norishige Kanai captured from ISS beautiful Earth on the Earth Day, April 22. Clouds show various forms and are stereoscopic. While imbroglio of international affairs has been expanding, this kind of earth overview can change people’s mind.

Credit: Norishige Kanai, JAXA, NASA

Reference: Norishige Kanai’s Tweet
See earthview photo gallery with web-globe: LiVEARTH

[Earthview Wonders] No.489: North Pole

This week starts with the North Pole. NOAA’s NOAA-20 satellite captured the North Pole and northern hemisphere which was shared on the Earth Day (4/22) for the first time.

Credit: NOAA

NOAA-20 circles the Earth from pole to pole and crosses the equator about 14 times daily, providing full global coverage twice a day. Unlike Antarctica, the North Pole is located over the sea ice as there is no continent. The local scenery on the ground is as follows.

Credit: Wikipedia

Reference: NOAA Shares First New View of the North Pole for Earth Day!
See earthview photo gallery with web-globe: LiVEARTH

[Earthview Wonders] No.488: Swiss Alps🇫🇷🇨🇭🇮🇹

Astronaut Randy Bresnik captured from ISS Swiss Alps, Lake Geneva (Lake Leman) and Lake Annecy.

Credit: Randy Bresnik, NASA

The Alps with the Mont Blanc, the highest peak (4,810m) in Europe, are the most extensive mountain range system, stretching 1,200km across 8 countries. The mountains were formed over tens of millions of years as the African and Eurasian tectonic plates collided. At the western end of the Alps lies Lake Annecy (Lac d’Annecy), known as “Europe’s cleanest lake”. It is a popular tourist destination known for its swimming and water sports.

The local scenery on the ground of Lake Annecy is as follows.

Credit: Lac Annecy Tourisme

Reference: Randy Bresnik’s Tweet
See earthview photo gallery with web-globe: LiVEARTH