WELCOME TO EARTH: 2014
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On March 29, 2014 while traversing Low Earth Orbit (LEO) over southwest Australia, an Expedition 39 crew member snapped this incredible image of a pre-winter storm from roughly 150 miles above Earth’s surface.
Images like this really drive home the point that we as humans are resilient to endure all that nature and the universe offers on a day to day basis. It also speaks as to just how fragile we are as well; as one of these events usually means the end for at least an unfortunate handful that, for whatever reason were in the wrong place at the wrong time.
The image itself is just breathtaking as I can imagine what it would be like to see this with my own eyes; not spanning the width of my computer monitor or smartphone screen, but spanning the majority of what my eyes themselves can witness as we slowly pass over it; crossing the terminator into night………
This image on NASA Marshall’s Flickr page: https://www.flickr.com/photos/nasamarshall/14109578486/
Gateway to Earth Photography: http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/
ISS High Definition Earth Viewing (HDEV) experiment: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/iss-hdev-payload