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[Earthview Wonders] No.531: Lights of southern U.S.🇺🇸

Astronaut Drew Feustel captured from ISS southern states of the United States at night.

Credit: Drew Feustel, NASA

The image shows Dallas to the left near side and Houston to the right far side. Austin and San Antonio are also shown to the right near side. As can be seen from the image, U.S. cities are strung together like beads by freeways.

The local scenery on the ground is as follows.

Credit: Wikipedia

Reference: Drew Feustel’s Tweet
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[Earthview Wonders] No.530: Strait of Dover🇬🇧🇫🇷

International Space Station ISS captured the Strait of Dover (Pas de Calais) which separates UK and France.

Credit: NASA

This 34km strait is believed to have been created by the erosion of a chalk land bridge. The erosion of both coasts has created the famous white cliffs of Dover in the UK and the Cap Blanc Nez in France. Over the years, adventurous swimmers have attempted to swim the strait. Swimmers commonly follow a curved path due to tidal currents, making the actual route longer than the projected straight-line distance between the coasts, spending 7 to 20 hours to complete one-way. Few have chosen to swim back.

The local scenery on the ground is as follows.

Credit: Wikipedia

Reference: Strait of Dover’s Tweet
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[Earthview Wonders] No.528: Earth and Soccer Worldcup

Astronaut Oleg Artemyev captured the Earth and the Worldcup soccer ball that floats in Cupola. Lots of exciting games are already carried out in Stage 1. The current format involves a qualification phase over the preceding three years, and the tournament phase. After this, 32 teams, including the automatically qualifying host nation, compete in the tournament phase for the title. Like the Olympic Games, soccer Worldcup is also a big event that connects the entire globe.

Credit: Oleg Artemyev, Roscosmos

Reference: Oleg Artemyev’s Tweet
See earthview photo gallery with web-globe: LiVEARTH