East Coast at Night
September 30, 2013
One of three Expedition 37 crew members aboard the International Space Station on Sept. 18 photographed this high oblique night image showing dozens of major cities and communities on the east coast and points west toward the Great Lakes area, and even areas to the southwest. Long Island, NY is a tell-tale identifier as it juts out into the Atlantic Ocean in the lower right portion of the image. The estuary known as Long Island Sound is also visible at lower right. The New York metropolitan area is largely visible below the tip of one of the space station's solar array panels.
Topics: Environment, Space stations, Manned spacecraft, Spaceflight, Solar Monitoring Observatory, International Space Station, Human spaceflight