American astronaut Scott Kelly, along with his team, has been collecting photos from the International Space Station throughout the years.
The Internationals Space Station (ISS) orbits the Earth at an average speed 17,227 miles per hour. In the span of 24 hours it completes 16 orbits, with each one taking 93 minutes.
Thanks to the astronauts on-board we have the chance to enjoy the beauty of Earth straight from space. The photos give us the complete birds-eye-view perspective of our planet. These are breathtaking views, only few people have a privilege to experience.
The spacemen have been capturing everything from the beauty of Mexico City at night to dramatic weather events like typhoons and cyclones. They also captured incredible Mt. Kilimanjaro, the Bahamas, and spectacular Aurora Borealis.
These are 21 stunning photos from the International Space Station.
1. Lake Ha’ Opo, China
2. Night over Mexico City
3. Honolulu, Hawaii
4. The Arabian Gulf
5. The Bahamas
6. Mt. Kilimanjaro
7. Cape of Good Hope, South Africa
8. The Andes, Peru
Moving over the Andes
9. France and England
The bright spots, from left to right are Paris, Brussels, and London.
10. San Francisco – Bay Area
11. Morning over Australia
12. Italy and the Alps
13. Morning’s Aurora
15. This lake North East of the Himalayas appears to be the bluest place on Earth
16. Gobi Desert, Mongolia
Dust storm swirls through the Gobi desert.
17. Various colors of Madagascar
18. Indian Ocean
Cyclone Bansi was a tropical thunderstorm formed in the Indian Ocean.
19. Manihiki Atoll, Cook Islands
20. Mauna Kea Volcano, Hawaii
For more amazing photos from space follow Scott Kelly’s account on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.