One of the Expedition 35 crew members aboard the International Space Station recorded this image featuring parts of the Northeast. Long Island, New York is the most conspicuous tell-tale feature, which juts out into the Atlantic Ocean. The entire length of Long Island is visible from Lower Bay to Block Island Sound. According to geologists, the origin and shape of Long Island are due to continental collision and glaciers that once dominated the landscape. The metropolitan area of New York City is complete within the photo, near frame center. Parts of Connecticut and New Jersey are also visible in the scene. International Space Station Imagery ISS035-E-034029 (2 May 2013) - high res (1.1 M) low res (65 K) "
This detailed photo, taken by one of the Expedition 35 crew members aboard the Earth-orbiting International Space Station, features the metropolitan areas of San Diego, California, USA; and Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico.
Korea's Kompsat-2 satellite captured this image over the sand seas of the Namib Desert on 7 January 2012.
The Namib is the oldest desert in the world, stretching over 2000 km along Africa's southwestern coast from Angola, through Namibia to South Africa. Sand dunes dominate the desert - some reaching over 300 m in height.
The sun is about to set in this scene showing parts of southwestern Australia, which was photographed by one of the Expedition 35 crew members aboard the International Space Station on April 1, 2013. Several of the orbital outpost's solar array panels are seen in the foreground. ISS035-E-013379 (1 April 2013) - high res (1.0 M) low res (71 K)