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Earth Awash in Lights of the Night

City lights sprawl across Earth’s surface below a constant glow in the upper atmosphere.

Astronaut photograph ISS057-E-35382 was acquired on October 7, 2018, with a Nikon D5 digital camera using a 24 millimeter lens and is provided by the ISS Crew Earth Observations Facility and the Earth Science and Remote Sensing Unit, Johnson Space Center. The image was taken by a member of the Expedition 57 crew. The image has been cropped and enhanced to improve contrast, and lens artifacts have been removed. The International Space Station Program supports the laboratory as part of the ISS National Lab to help astronauts take pictures of Earth that will be of the greatest value to scientists and the public, and to make those images freely available on the Internet. Additional images taken by astronauts and cosmonauts can be viewed at the NASA/JSC Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth. Time-lapse ISS video by Andrea Meado, Jacobs Technology, JETS Contract at NASA-JSC. Airglow video by Joy Ng/NASA GSFC. Story by Kathryn Hansen.

Published October 23, 2018
Data acquired October 7, 2018

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Astronaut Photography
Earth at Night