March 28, 2014
(19 Aug. 2011) --- City lights illuminate this night time view of southern California, Mexico's Baja California and the Gulf of Cortez, as photographed by one the Expedition 28 crew members onboard the International Space Station flying at altitude of approximately 220 miles. The Salton Sea can be seen in the lower right quadrant of the frame. A solar panel and part of one of the space station's modules are silhouetted at right. A 15-mm focal length was used to capture the time lapse image. The thin line of Earth's atmosphere is visible above the horizon.
Topics: Space, Human spaceflight, Spaceflight, Environment, Solar panel, Quadrant, Salton Sea, Space stations, International Space Station, Manned spacecraft, Atmosphere, Planetary science, Photovoltaics