"Tonight’s Finale: Morning in NYC. Downtown Manhattan casts quite a shadow." Taken by Col. Chris Hadfield.
A fortuitous orbit of the International Space Station allowed the astronauts this striking view of Sarychev Volcano (Kuril Islands, northeast of Japan) in an early stage of eruption on June 12, 2009. Sarychev Peak is one of the most active volcanoes in the Kuril Island chain, and it is located on the northwestern end of Matua Island. Prior to June 12, the last explosive eruption occurred in 1989, with eruptions in 1986, 1976, 1954, and 1946 also producing lava flows. Ash from the multi-day eruption has been detected 2,407 kilometers east-southeast and 926 kilometers west-northwest of the volcano, and commercial airline flights are being diverted away from the region to minimize the danger of engine failures from ash intake.
Absolutely stunning picture of New York City taken by Chris Hadfield from the International Space Station.
Manhattan is white with activity. Incredible.
Chris Hadfield’s image of the Grand Cayman at night from the International Space Station, “you can almost see the undersea cliffs.”
Coolest find of the day: Hadfield’s tweets from the ISS: pictures, live casts, and a duet with the Barenaked Ladies!
Pretty awesome. https://twitter.com/Cmdr_Hadfield
Touchdown confirmed. We are safe on the surface of Mars.Allen Chen, NASA Engineer.