30 Stunning Pictures Of Earth Captured From The International Space Station

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Andre Kuipers is a Dutch physician and ESA astronaut. Kuilpers is well known for becoming the second Dutch citizen to travel into space, upon launch of the Soyuz TMA-4 on 19 April 2004. After many years undertaking research work onboard the International Space Station, Kuipers decided to start a new hobby: photography. So, with a little help of a simple Nikon and the most incredible views from his window, Kuipers started to capture a lot of stunning pictures of our beautiful planet Earth and post them to his personal Twitter account. Here’s an amazing selection of some of the best pictures taken by Kuipers from space. Enjoy!


#1 Southern Lights (Aurora Borealis) Between Antarctic and Australia

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#2 Strait of Gibraltar, Where Africa Meets Europe

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#3 Comet Lovejoy By Cdr Dan Burbank

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#4 The City Of Paris, Illuminated At Night

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#5 The Moon From The International Space Station

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#6 The Tibetan Plateau With The Himalayas, Nepal and Bhutan In The Background

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#7 Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Northern Germany and The Aurora Borealis

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#8 The View Of The Moon

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#9 Sea Ice Spirals, Russia

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#10 The Richat Structure, Mauritania

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#11 Two Airplanes Almost 250 Miles Below On Their Way to America

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#12 Lake Powell And The Colorado River

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#13 The Amazing Journey Of The Sahara Sand Travelling On The Wind Across the Atlantic Ocean

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#14 Salt Lake City, Utah

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#15 Gilbert Island In The Pacific Ocean

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#16 Snowy Canada

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#17 Australia And Its Beautiful Structure

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#18 Sunlight Reflects In The Mediterranean And Adriatic Seas

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#19 A Huge Meteor Crater In Canada

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#20 The Different Layers Of The Atmosphere, Only Observed During Sunrise And Sunset

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#21 The Etna Volcano In Activity

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#22 A Beautiful Cloud Formation

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#23 Our Beautiful Earth At Night

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#24 The Alps

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#25 The Sahara Desert

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#26 Another Sand Pattern Of The Sahara Desert

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#27 The Reflection Of The Sun In A Brazilian River

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#28 Strong Winds Moving White Sands

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#29 Andre Posted This Picture Wishing Us A Colorful Year From Space

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#30 An Aircraft Makes A Pattern In The Sky

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