The best 15 pictures taken from on board the ISS in 2015 are simply marvelous to look at.
Aboard the ISS the astronauts took some pretty cool pics many of which NASA posted online for all the geeky astronomers to see their sheer beauty. Here are the best 15 photographs which will bedazzle you:
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1. Lake Chad in the Sahara
Lake Chad and a Bodele Dust Plume, Sahara
Expedition 42: 02 February, 2015
The desert landscape from the Sahara and the Sahel sure presented a dusty and arid sight. Lake Chad is more than 200 km long. It is a vast region with a lake basin that appears to be parched from the desert sun.
2. Volcanoes of Hawaii
Volcanoes, Vog, and Vortices, Hawaii
Expedition 42: 8 February, 2015
The Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii presented a lot of infernal gases that emerged in all their fury. The haze in the environment makes visibility a big deal. Besides the air pollution, the fog, smog and volcanic phenomenon known as vog are forces of nature.
3. Sierra Nevada in Colombia
Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, northern Columbia
Expedition 42: 27 February, 2015
The topmost region of Santa Marta is 18,700 feet. Termed the Colombia, it was named after Christopher Columbus. This region is so high that it is capped with snow.
4. Scandinavian Nocturnal Panorama
Scandinavia at Night
Expedition 43: 3 April, 2015
The south of this series of welfare states is a wondrous image indeed. Norway and the full moon in the night not to mention Denmark’s islands seem the most delightful of sights.
5. Hello Argentina
Good Air and Brown Water, Argentina
Expedition 43: 6 April, 2015
The Parana River in Argentina is blue as a baby’s eyes. And then the brown of ground level that is seen in Buenos Aires, the capital city is a chocolate dream in reality.
6. China and India and the Himalayas
Rivers and Snow in the Himalayas, China and India
Expedition 43: 8 April, 2015
The roof of the world nearly touched the ISS. These are ancient peaks where the yogis and rishis sit in their meditative states and their disciples hold on to their every word.
7. Bountiful Bolivia
Laguna Colorada, Bolivia
Expedition 43: 16 April, 2015
The Laguna Colorado is an orange florescent splash in the ground. There is no atmospheric haze to intervene either which increases the beauty of this scene.
8. The Aussie Sea
Adele Island, northwest Australia
Expedition 44: 11 June 2015
Adele Island may be named after a singer, but it is actually far more drop dead gorgeous in both its appearance and aesthetic ability to affect the senses.
9. Western Australia is Wonderful
Salt Ponds, western Australia
Expedition 44: 11 June, 2015
The lagoons and areas surrounding the Indian Ocean are awesome.
10. Cape Cod is Cool
Shaping Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Expedition 44: 13 June, 2015
Off the coast of Massachussetts, this offshoot of land was formed 20,000 years ago.
11. A Port of Call in Tunisia
The Port of Sfax, Tunisia
Expedition 44: 19 June, 2015
Tunisia’s fishing fleets dock here. It is a place of activity and lots of hustle and bustle.
12. Thailand and Laos
Flooding on the Mekong River floodplain, Thailand and Laos
Expedition 44: 8 August, 2015
The Mekong flows and NASA astronauts captured its gentle passage through the land of Elephants and Thai Boxing.
13. Mexican Mix
Red Sprites, northwest Mexico
Expedition 44: 10 August, 2015
A red sprite was caught sight of above Mexico. It is an electrical discharge phenomenon which is of extreme interest to the curious.
14. Chinese Aquaculture
Aquaculture, northeast China
Expedition 44: 6 September, 2015
Fish farms galore characterized this area seen above the Sino-sphere.
15. The Tense Indo-Pak Border
India-Pakistan Border at Night
Expedition 45: 23 September, 2015
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The Indus River is spread out into the Land of Five Rivers (Punjab). And towards the east lies Incredible India, the land of colors and ten thousand tastes.