Spain viewed from the cosmos

This is how beautiful the Iberian peninsula looks from above. The image was captured by a 24mm lens on a Nikon D3S situated around 350 kilometers above the surface of the Earth – the average altitude of the International Space Station (ISS) as it orbits around the planet. This shot of Spain – one of many taken from the ISS – is dated December 4, 2011.
This is how beautiful the Iberian peninsula looks from above. The image was captured by a 24mm lens on a Nikon D3S situated around 350 kilometers above the surface of the Earth – the average altitude of the International Space Station (ISS) as it orbits around the planet. This shot of Spain – one of many taken from the ISS – is dated December 4, 2011.ISS
This is how beautiful the Iberian peninsula looks from above. The image was captured by a 24mm lens on a Nikon D3S situated around 350 kilometers above the surface of the Earth – the average altitude of the International Space Station (ISS) as it orbits around the planet. This shot of Spain – one of many taken from the ISS – is dated December 4, 2011.
This is how beautiful the Iberian peninsula looks from above. The image was captured by a 24mm lens on a Nikon D3S situated around 350 kilometers above the surface of the Earth – the average altitude of the International Space Station (ISS) as it orbits around the planet. This shot of Spain – one of many taken from the ISS – is dated December 4, 2011.ISS
From Gijón to Bilbao, this shot shows the Bay of Biscay with snow lacing the Cantabrian mountain range. It’s one of the most recent pictures of Spain captured by astronauts on the ISS. It was uploaded to Twitter on January 20 by current space station crew member Sam Cristoforetti.
From Gijón to Bilbao, this shot shows the Bay of Biscay with snow lacing the Cantabrian mountain range. It’s one of the most recent pictures of Spain captured by astronauts on the ISS. It was uploaded to Twitter on January 20 by current space station crew member Sam Cristoforetti.ISS
On July 15, 2009, the 20th ISS expedition took this spectacular image of the 3,718-meter Teide volcano on Tenerife. The photograph also shows the Pico Viejo volcano, which rises 3,135 meters above sea level.
On July 15, 2009, the 20th ISS expedition took this spectacular image of the 3,718-meter Teide volcano on Tenerife. The photograph also shows the Pico Viejo volcano, which rises 3,135 meters above sea level.ISS
The 20,000 hectares of plastic greenhouses in Almería province's Campo de Dalías, as viewed from the ISS on February 7, 2004. The fruit and vegetables that grow here are a €1.3-billion business.
The 20,000 hectares of plastic greenhouses in Almería province's Campo de Dalías, as viewed from the ISS on February 7, 2004. The fruit and vegetables that grow here are a €1.3-billion business.ISS
The Ebro estuary in Catalonia viewed from the orbiting station on June 3, 2004. The image allows you to make out the divide between fresh and salt water. Around 300 bird species live in the 320 square kilometers that make up one of the largest wetlands in the Mediterranean region.
The Ebro estuary in Catalonia viewed from the orbiting station on June 3, 2004. The image allows you to make out the divide between fresh and salt water. Around 300 bird species live in the 320 square kilometers that make up one of the largest wetlands in the Mediterranean region.ISS
The Eixample, Ciutat Vella and Montjuïc districts all show up in this daytime photo looking over Barcelona, taken from the ISS on December 30, 2006.
The Eixample, Ciutat Vella and Montjuïc districts all show up in this daytime photo looking over Barcelona, taken from the ISS on December 30, 2006.ISS
A view of Granada’s Sierra Nevada captured on November 12, 2011. The mountain chain was created during the Alpine orogeny, a mountain-forming period that also gave rise to the Alps, and the Atlas mountains in northern Africa.
A view of Granada’s Sierra Nevada captured on November 12, 2011. The mountain chain was created during the Alpine orogeny, a mountain-forming period that also gave rise to the Alps, and the Atlas mountains in northern Africa.ISS
A Nikon D2Xs captured this shot of the Balearic islands of Mallorca and Cabrera on December 31, 2011. The photograph was taken by the 30th expedition.
A Nikon D2Xs captured this shot of the Balearic islands of Mallorca and Cabrera on December 31, 2011. The photograph was taken by the 30th expedition.ISS
This is how the Spanish exclave city of Ceuta, on the African side of the 13-kilometer Strait of Gibraltar that separates Spain from Morocco, looks from the ISS. The shot was captured by a Kodak 760C on July 21, 2007.
This is how the Spanish exclave city of Ceuta, on the African side of the 13-kilometer Strait of Gibraltar that separates Spain from Morocco, looks from the ISS. The shot was captured by a Kodak 760C on July 21, 2007.ISS
It’s not that the Mediterranean has turned black: the dark area in the lower right-hand portion of this photograph of Ibiza is the shadow cast by thick clouds. It was taken from the ISS on March 22, 2013.
It’s not that the Mediterranean has turned black: the dark area in the lower right-hand portion of this photograph of Ibiza is the shadow cast by thick clouds. It was taken from the ISS on March 22, 2013.ISS
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