May 21, 2014
(28 Oct. 2010) --- From 220 miles above Earth, one of the Expedition 25 crew members on the International Space Station took this night time photo featuring the bright lights of Cairo and Alexandria, Egypt on the Mediterranean coast. The Nile River and its delta stand out clearly as well. On the horizon, the airglow of the atmosphere is seen across the Mediterranean. The Sinai Peninsula, at right, is outlined with lights highlighting the Gulf of Suez and Gulf of Aqaba.
Topics: Geography of Egypt, Africa, Geography of Africa, Environment, Gulf of Aqaba, Suez, Egypt, Sinai Peninsula, Great Rift Valley, Suez Governorate, Western Asia, Suez Canal, Red Sea