PHOTO OF THE DAY: International Space Station Captures Mediterranean Cities Lighting Up the Night
By NASA information center // September 12, 2022
image was taken 261 miles above Earth
(NASA) – This nighttime photograph from the International Space Station as it orbited 261 miles above Earth looks across the Mediterranean Sea from north Africa to southern Europe.
The city lights of Algiers, Algeria to Tunis, Tunisia highlight Africa’s northern coast from the bottom center toward the upper right.
From the far left, the lights of city-state Monaco to Naples, Italy define the shores of southern Europe. The French island of Corsica and the Italian island of Sardinia are also pictured.
The ISS circles the Earth every 90 minutes, traveling at about 17,500 miles (28,000 km) per hour. Find out where the ISS is now.
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