Astronaut Onishi captured beautiful night view of Japan. The island looks somewhat larger than preconceived size. It is clear human activities are located on the coastlines.

Credit: Takuya Onishi, JAXA
Credit: Takuya Onishi, JAXA

Zooming in, from right to left, lights of monstrous Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka can be spotted.

Credit: Takuya Onishi, JAXA
Credit: Takuya Onishi, JAXA

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