Astronaut Luca Parmitano captured from ISS the Southern California, U.S. The image includes Los Angeles, San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico.

Credit: Luca Parmitano, ESA, NASA

Southern California (popularly known as SoCal) is a geographic and cultural region that generally comprises the southern portion of California State. It includes the Los Angeles metropolitan area, the second most populous urban agglomeration in the U.S. The region generally contains 10 of California’s 53 counties: Imperial, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Ventura counties. The Colorado Desert and the Colorado River are located on southern California’s eastern border with Arizona, and San Bernardino County shares a border with Nevada to the northeast. Southern California’s southern border with Baja California is part of the Mexico–United States border.

Ocean Beach Sunset in San Diego, a typical scenery of the SoCal.

Credit: Wikipedia

Reference: Luca Parmitano’s Tweet
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