Earth seen from 350 from km altitude (time lapse)
Between August and October 2011, the crews of Expeditions 28 and 29, aboard the International Space Station, photographed the Earth from an average altitude of 350 km.
Below is a list of the photographed areas, in order of occurrences:
1. Aurora Borealis Pass over the United States at Night
2. Aurora Borealis and eastern United States at Night
3. Aurora Australis from Madagascar to southwest of Australia
4. Aurora Australis south of Australia
5. Northwest coast of United States to Central South America at Night
6. Aurora Australis from the Southern to the Northern Pacific Ocean
7. Halfway around the World
8. Night Pass over Central Africa and the Middle East
9. Evening Pass over the Sahara Desert and the Middle East
10. Pass over Canada and Central United States at Night
11. Pass over Southern California to Hudson Bay
12. Islands in the Philippine Sea at Night
13. Pass over Eastern Asia to Philippine Sea and Guam
14. Views of the Mideast at Night
15. Night Pass over Mediterranean Sea
16. Aurora Borealis and the United States at Night
17. Aurora Australis over Indian Ocean
18. Eastern Europe to Southeastern Asia at Night
To our delight, there are many videos and images of the Earth seen from 330-350 Km altitude.
In 2012, the crew of the 32 expedition, aboard the International Space Station, photographed the Aurora Australa (Southern Lights). NASA astronaut Joe Acaba photographed from the Tranquility module, with the arm of the Canadarm2 robot in the foreground.
(Photo: NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center)