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Astronaut Douglas Wheelock's photos from the ISS

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NASA astronaut Douglas Wheelock, who was aboard the International Space Station, shares his pictures of the Earth with the world through Twitter.

Known to his nearly 68,000 Twitter followers as Astro_Wheels, Wheelock has been posting impressive photos of the Earth, and some of his thoughts, since he moved into the space station.




Greek islands on a clear night during our flight over Europe. Athens shines brightly along the Mediterranean Sea.
Astronaut Douglas Wheelock's photos from the ISS


'Mystery Island' ...located in the Indian Ocean close to Madagascar. Interesting features on the island and the unusual shape should be enough to help you discover this beautiful place.
Astronaut Douglas Wheelock's photos from the ISS


Northern lights in the distance in one of the finest nights over Europe. The photo clearly shows the Strait of Dover. Paris is dazzling with the city lights. A little fog over the western part of England, particularly over London.
Astronaut Douglas Wheelock's photos from the ISS


The moon is breathtaking.
Astronaut Douglas Wheelock's photos from the ISS


Of all the places on our beautiful planet, few can rival the beauty and richness of colors in the Bahamas. In this photo, our ship is seen against the backdrop of the Bahamas.
Astronaut Douglas Wheelock's photos from the ISS


At a speed of 28,163 kilometers per hour (8 kilometers per second), we rotate the Earth's orbit, making one revolution every 90 minutes, and watch sunsets and sunrises every 45 minutes. So half of our journey is in darkness. For the work we use lights on our helmets.
Astronaut Douglas Wheelock's photos from the ISS


Every time I look out the window and see our beautiful planet, my soul sings! I see blue skies, white clouds and bright blessed day.
Astronaut Douglas Wheelock's photos from the ISS


Another spectacular sunset. We see 16 such sunsets each day, and each of them is really valuable.
Astronaut Douglas Wheelock's photos from the ISS


Beautiful atoll in the Pacific Ocean, photographed using 400mm lens. Approx 1930 km south of Honolulu.
Astronaut Douglas Wheelock's photos from the ISS


Perfect reflection of sunlight in the eastern Mediterranean.
Astronaut Douglas Wheelock's photos from the ISS


Above the center of the Atlantic Ocean, before another stunning sunset. Downstairs in the setting sun, visible spiral Hurricane Earl.
Astronaut Douglas Wheelock's photos from the ISS


A little farther east, we saw a sacred monolith Uluru, better known as Ayers Rock. I've never had the opportunity to visit Australia, but someday I hope that I will stand by this miracle of nature.
Astronaut Douglas Wheelock's photos from the ISS


Morning over the Andes in South America. I do not know for sure the title of this peak, but was simply amazed by her magic, stretching to the sun and wind tops.
Astronaut Douglas Wheelock's photos from the ISS


Over the Sahara desert, approaching the ancient lands and 1000-year history. River Nile flows through Egypt by the Pyramids of Giza in Cairo. Further, the Red Sea, Sinai Peninsula, Dead Sea, Jordan River, as well as the island of Cyprus in the Mediterranean Sea and Greece on the horizon.
Astronaut Douglas Wheelock's photos from the ISS


Night view of the River Nile, stretching like a snake through Egypt to the Mediterranean, and Cairo, located in the Delta. Far away in this picture, one can see the Mediterranean Sea.
Astronaut Douglas Wheelock's photos from the ISS


Our unmanned 'Progress 39P' approaches the ISS for refuelling. It's full of food, fuel, spare parts and all necessities for our station. Inside was a real gift - fresh fruit and vegetables. What a miracle after 3 months of food from a tube!
Astronaut Douglas Wheelock's photos from the ISS


I wanted to share with you this view from the Dome. We said goodbye to the members of our group Sasha, Misha& Tracy this weekend, and they returned safely back to Earth. In this photo, Tracy quietly dreams of returning home.
Astronaut Douglas Wheelock's photos from the ISS


Module Union 23C Olympus docked with the ISS. When our work ends here, we go back home to Earth. We fly over the snow-capped peaks of the Caucasus. The rising sun is reflected from the Caspian Sea.
Astronaut Douglas Wheelock's photos from the ISS


The flash of color, movement and life on the canvas of our amazing world. This is part of the Great Barrier Reef off the east coast of Australia, photographed through the lens of 1200 mm.
Astronaut Douglas Wheelock's photos from the ISS


All the beauty of Italy, a clear summer night. You can see many beautiful islands that adorn the coast - Capri, Sicily and Malta. Naples and Mount Vesuvius are located along the coast.
Astronaut Douglas Wheelock's photos from the ISS


At the southern end of South America lies the pearl of Patagonia. The amazing beauty of rugged mountains, massive glaciers, fjords and seas combined in perfect harmony.
Astronaut Douglas Wheelock's photos from the ISS


"Dome" on the side of nadir station gives a panoramic view of our beautiful planet. Fedor made the picture from the window of the Russian docking compartment. In this photo I'm sitting in the dome, preparing the camera for our evening flight over Hurricane Earl.
Astronaut Douglas Wheelock's photos from the ISS


Florida and southeastern U.S. in the evening. A clear autumn evening, the moonlight over the water, and sky dotted with millions of stars.
Astronaut Douglas Wheelock's photos from the ISS


Clear starry night over the eastern Mediterranean. The ancient land with1000's ofyears of history stretching from Athens to Cairo. Historical land of fabulous and alluring islands... Athens - Crete - Rhodes - Izmir - Ankara - Cyprus - Damascus - Beirut - Haifa - Amman - Tel Aviv - Jerusalem - Cairo - all of them turned into tiny lights in this cool November night.
Astronaut Douglas Wheelock's photos from the ISS


In this time of year you can enjoy the beauty of the polar mesospheric clouds. With our high-angle illumination, we were able to capture a thin layer of noctilucent clouds at sunset.
Astronaut Douglas Wheelock's photos from the ISS


Astronaut Douglas Wheelock
Astronaut Douglas Wheelock's photos from the ISS

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