A fog-free San Francisco looks like a model city that has been meticulously planned when you see this photograph taken from space. You will have the NASA Earth Observatory to thank for this view.
Arlit uranium mine, Niger
This image of the Arlit uranium mine resembles a blend of earth tones that seem to be intrinsically woven to form a mosaic painting. The French nuclear power generation and nuclear weapon programs are dependent on this mine.
Expedition 29 crew member/Nasa
Aurora australis over the Earth
This picture was photographed by an astronaut on the International Space Station in 2010. Due to a geomagnetic storm, a neon green ribbon of the Aurora australis appeared over the Earth.
Earth Observations Laboratory, Johnson Space Center
Bombetoka Bay, Madagascar
This image was captured by a NASA satellite in 2002. It is an image of the Bombetoka Bay, on the northwestern coast of Madagascar. The image captures the essence of the region; its mangrove forest and its jewel-themed exterior.
Colorado River, USA
The Colorado River in Utah, USA, appears like a scenic mural from space. This expansive river runs through western Colorado, New Mexico, southwestern Wyoming, eastern and southern Utah, southeastern Nevada, California, and all of Arizona.
Doha, the capital of the peninsular Arabian Gulf country Qatar, is the most populous yet flamboyant place in the world. The city of Doha looks like a well-planned region from space and all the parts of the city appear to be structured with precision.
Eleuthera Island, Bahamas
The Bahamas is beautiful, and this picture of the Eleuthera Island from space reinforces it. The shore and the sea appear as though they have been created by a skilled painter.
Great Barrier Reef, Australia
The Great Barrier Reef looks remarkably stunning from space. The vivid and vibrant colors of the reef can be easily spotted from this great distance, and the largest reef system on Earth doesn’t fail to amaze you.
Lake Natron, Tanzania
Lake Natron in Tanzania is the world’s most caustic waterbody according to NASA. The lake appears to be a vibrant shade of orange and resembles a galaxy of sorts. This is a satellite image taken in the year 2005.
Manam Volcano, Papua New Guinea
This picture was taken after the Manam Volcano erupted in the year 2013. This volcano is located in the Madang Province, Papua New Guinea.
Mount Vesuvius, Italy
This photograph of Mount Vesuvius from space justifies the legends surrounding this mighty mountain. In fact, Mount Vesuvius is the only volcano in the European mainland that has erupted in the last 100 years.
Thomas Pesquet, ESA, NASA
Namib Desert, Namibia
The Namib desert is the oldest desert in the world. This picture of the Namib Desert, Namibia, taken from space captures the majestic sand dunes that are spread across the desert.
Shiyun Park, China
The image of Shiyun Park captured from space gives you the perfect upshot of what you’ll find in the city. In addition to natural surroundings, the place is the perfect blend of traditions and modernity.
Simpson Desert, Australia
This picture was taken by an astronaut in 2002. The vivid orange areas were a result of a fire, and gives the impression that the desert has been painted.
The massive green tide, Oman
This picture was taken on February 13, 2013. It captures how the green tide near the city of Sur, Oman, looks from space. The green tides, caused due to algal blooms, appear like green spirals that look like an entry to the other dimension.
The web of light, Brazil
This photograph was taken by an astronaut in 2003. The city of Sao Paulo, Brazil, is home to roughly 12 million people, and it stands out like a beacon in the night. The varied colors are due to the different types of streetlights.
Tidal flats and channels, Bahamas
The tidal flats and channels on the western side of the Bahamas’ Long Island are captured in this 2010 photograph that was clicked by an astronaut. The land and the water bodies surrounding it resemble a remarkable water color painting.
Sarychev Peak, Russia
This is the image of a “volcano bubble” rising from Sarychev Peak, located at the northwestern end of Matua Island. This picture was taken in the year 2009 by an astronaut.