Astronaut shares stunning shots of earth from space

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) get a spectacular view of earth.

On January 22, 203, Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Koichi Wakata captured some mind-blowing views from ISS.


The first image shows Madagascar in direct contrast with the surrounding ocean.

The green outskirts signify vegetation while the brown and red spots in the middle show drier areas.

Buenos Aires

⁣This image shows Buenos Aires ⁣and La Plata river whose sediments change colours from reds to greens and greys. The little white dots are clouds.

Richat Structure

⁣The Richat Structure is a circular geological feature located in the Sahara's Adrar Plateau in Mauritania.

Strait of Gibraltar⁣

This 13-kilometer-wide waterway separates Europe from Africa.

In the image, the left side represents Spain while Morocco may be seen on the right side.

Key West

This is the most southern point of the continental United States.

In the image, we can see small isles from left to right - covered "in light wisps of clouds," as NASA wrote.