January 14, 2014
(28 March 2012) --- Moscow, Russia appears at the center of this nighttime image photographed by one of the Expedition 30 crew members aboard the International Space Station, flying at an altitude of approximately 240 miles. A solar array panel for the space station is on the left side of the frame. The view is to the north-northwest from a nadir of approximately 49.4 degrees north latitude and 42.1 degrees east longitude, about 100 miles west-northwest of Volgograd. On the horizon in the background can be seen a small sample of Aurora Borealis, airglow and daybreak.
Topics: Space, Spaceflight, Physics, Atmosphere of Earth, light sources, Airglow, Expedition 3, International Space Station, Aurora, Observational astronomy, Space plasmas, Plasma physics