Astronaut Luca Parmitano captured from ISS Boston, Plymouth and Cape Cod, Massachusetts, U.S.
Cape Cod is a geographic cape extending into the Atlantic Ocean from the southeastern corner of mainland Massachusetts. Its historic, maritime character and ample beaches attract heavy tourism during the summer months. Since 1914, most of Cape Cod has been separated from the mainland by the Cape Cod Canal. Although Cape Cod’s weather is typically more moderate than inland locations, on occasion it takes the brunt of extreme weather systems such as the Blizzard of 2005 and Hurricane Bob. Because of the influence of the Atlantic Ocean, temperatures are typically a few degrees lower in the summer and a few degrees higher in the winter than the adjacent mainland.
The local scenery on the ground is as follows.