Astronaut’s view of the Earth

Hurricane Florence viewed from the International Space Station

In this breathtaking video tour of the Earth, Dr Justin Wilkinson, from the Crew Earth Observations Office at the NASA Johnson Space Center, offers a personal view of the incredible landscape and weather features astronauts notice from space.

The seven minute film, a compilation of high definition footage taken by astronauts on the international space station, captures spectacular locations such as the red sand dunes in the Namib desert – described as one of the most beautiful sights that you can get when you’re flying – and a strikingly two-tone Great Salt Lake in Utah, caused by a railroad trestle that blocks salt circulation.

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