What a majestic Earth!
Astronauts love watching Earth.
They float over to the Cupola and watch out the panoramic windows as they fly over oceans, mountains, rivers, and deserts. At night, they see humanity revealed in the bright lights of the world’s cities. They see shimmering auroras, raging storms, erupting volcanoes, and retreating glaciers.
They take hundreds of photos every day, guided by scientists and by their own inspiration—capturing the sheer beauty and drama of our home planet. They entice us to see Earth through their eyes.
These photos are a precious gift to humanity from our representatives in space. And you can explore them all here. Have fun!