Top 15 Earth Images Of 2015

Posted: Dec 29 2015, 2:25pm CST | by , Updated: Dec 29 2015, 9:58pm CST, in News | Latest Science News

Top 15 Earth Images of 2015
  • The Best 15 Pictures taken from the ISS in 2015

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:

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

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.

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