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[Earthview Wonders] No.424: Earthview From Cupola

Astronaut Takuya Onishi looks out at the Earth from Cupola. Interesting thing is, Onishi commented that when the images he took at ISS are introduced to the public via JAXA all the photos are turned upside down.

Credit: Takuya Onishi, JAXA, NASA

For most people “looking down” at something is more comfortable than “looking up”. In space, or the real situation at ISS it is just the opposite and Onishi commented that it is closer to say astronauts “look up” at the Earth from Cupola.

There is no up or down in space but astronauts express the way they look at Earth and it is very interesting.

Reference: Takuya Onishi’s Post
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[Earthview Wonders] No.423: Longmen Mountains and Clouds🇨🇳

Astronaut Randy Bresnik captured from ISS the clouds covering Longmen Mountains, north of Chengdu, Sichuan, China.

Credit: Randy Bresnik, NASA

Chengdu is the capital of China’s Sichuan province and the 5th-most populous agglomeration in China, with 10 million inhabitants in the built-up area. The Longmen Mountains (Longmenshan Mountains) lie in the north of Chengdu. The range runs in a roughly northeast to southwest direction to the western part of the Chengdu Prefecture.

The local scenery of Longmen Mountains on the ground is as follows.

Credit: CNRS

Reference: Randy Bresnik’s Tweet
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[Earthview Wonders] No.422: Palermo, Sicily, Italy🇮🇹

Astronaut Paolo Nespoli captured from ISS Palermo, Sicily, Italy.

Credit: Paolo Nespoli, ESA, NASA

Palermo with 680,000 population is the capital of both the autonomous region of Sicily and the Metropolitan City of Palermo. The city is noted for its history, culture, architecture and gastronomy, playing an important role throughout much of its existence; it is over 2,700 years old. The languages spoken by its inhabitants are the Italian language and the Palermitano dialect of the Sicilian language.

The local scenery on the ground is as follows.

Credit: Wikipedia

Reference: Paolo Nespoli’s Tweet
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