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Birdseye Views

Birdseye Views

Earthshine from ISS, 9-5-2021 (credit ESA/ISS, Thomas Pesquet)

Astronaut Thomas Pesquet of the European Space Agency (ESA) was a crew member on the International Space Station (ISS). While in on board, he used his interests and photographic skills to capture stunning perspectives of Earth's landforms from the high orbiting platform. The curvature of the Earth is seen from an unusual angle seen from the Station's cupola in nighttime darkness. City lights and background stars frame the glow of the atmosphere reflecting distant sunlight and dramatically captured. Pesquet later studied deserts which he had previously imaged from his 'birdseye' platform. His images of Eye of Sahara and a portion of Baja California's peninsula are equally striking as captured by the French photographer. WHB

        Eye of Sahara, 5-23-2021 & Baja California peninsula, 9-2-2021 (ESA/ISS/Thosmas Pesquet)


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