Photos: Earth from space

Stunning views from the International Space Station.

  • NASA picture taken by German astronaut Alexander Gerst from the International Space Station and sent on his Twitter feed shows the sun reflecting off the water � NASA NASA / Reuters

  • Late summer plankton blooms across much of Lake Ontario � NASA NASA / Reuters

  • Handout photo of the islands of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates � NASA NASA / Reuters

  • Lake Baikal, Siberia, Russia is pictured in this handout photo taken by Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield � NASA NASA / Reuters

  • Handout photo of Finger Lakes, New York � NASA NASA / Reuters

  • Handout photo of the Nile and the Sinai Peninsula � NASA NASA / Reuters

  • Handout photo of Washington, D.C. with Andrews Air Force Base � NASA NASA / Reuters

  • NASA handout photograph shows an oblique view of Eastern Europe at night, with Budapest, Hungary in the foreground and Kiev, Ukraine in the distance, taken from the International Space Station � NASA NASA / Reuters

  • NASA handout image taken from the International Space Station � NASA NASA / Reuters

  • Bushfires in Australia are pictured in this handout photo taken by Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield aboard the International Space Station � NASA NASA / Reuters

  • Handout photo of Shiraz � NASA NASA / Reuters

  • The sun is about to come up over the South Pacific Ocean as seen from the International Space Station � NASA NASA / Reuters

  • Handout photo of the moon pictured above Earth � NASA NASA / Reuters

  • Handout of stratocumulus clouds photographed aboard International Space Station � Handout . / Reuters

  • Handout photo of Baghdad � NASA NASA / Reuters

  • The Aurora Australis is seen from an image taken by the crew of Expedition 29 on board the International Space Station � Handout . / Reuters

  • NASA handout photo shows Earth's airglow seen with an oblique view of the Mediterranean Sea area, including the Nile River with its delta, and the Sinai Peninsula taken from the International Space Station � NASA NASA / Reuters

  • Handout image of Aurora Australis Observed from the International Space Station � Ho New / Reuters

  • The space shuttle Discovery is seen with Earth in the background as the shuttle approaches the International Space Station for docking � NASA NASA / Reuters

  • The India-Pakistan border appears as an orange line in this photograph taken by the Expedition 28 crew on the International Space Station � NASA NASA / Reuters

  • NASA handout photo shows a setting last quarter crescent moon and the thin line of Earth's atmosphere � Ho New / Reuters

  • NASA Goddard Space Flight Center handout photo taken by an Expedition 28 crew member on August 26 aboard the ISS shows an image of Hurricane Irene off the east coast of the United States � NASA NASA / Reuters

  • NASA handout photo shows a view of the Midwestern United States at night with Aurora Borealis, taken from the International Space Station � NASA NASA / Reuters

  • NASA handout shows the International Space Station with Earth visible in the background � NASA NASA / Reuters

  • NASA photograph of Aurora Australis, or ?Southern Lights? over the Indian Ocean � Ho New / Reuters

  • NASA handout photo shows a view of the United States' Rocky Mountains and the Great Plains cities, taken from the International Space Station � NASA NASA / Reuters

  • NASA image of the moon taken from the International Space Station � NASA NASA / Reuters

  • NASA handout photo shows the space shuttle Atlantis through a window of the International Space Station as the shuttle departed the station bound for earth � NASA NASA / Reuters

  • A night time photograph made by an International Space Station Expedition 25 crewmember shows the bright lights of Cairo and Alexandria, Egypt. � NASA TV / Reuters

  • A full moon is visible in this view above Earth's horizon, photographed by a crew member from the International Space Station. � NASA NASA / Reuters

  • With the Earth in the background, the International Space Station is featured in this image photographed by an STS-130 crew member from aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour. � NASA NASA / Reuters

  • NASA photograph of wildfires and perhaps intentionally set agricultural fires burning on the continent of Australia � Ho New / Reuters

  • A night time photograph made by an International Space Station Expedition 25 crewmember shows a view of Sicily and the "boot" of Italy. � NASA TV / Reuters

  • The space shuttle Endeavour is silhouetted against the backdrop of Earth's horizon prior to docking with the International Space Station � NASA NASA / Reuters