earth at night from space


thom_astro Night-flight over Europe with thunderstorms in the distance. Note how the atmosphere changes from green to orange

Night Vision of Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne seen from the International Space Station at night reveals its young history. Unlike the winding streets in older European cities, Melbourne’s streetlights follow a more planned grid system. Established in 1835 around the natural bay of Port Phillip Melbourne is the capital of the state of Victoria in Australia.

anonymous asked:

Can you imagine Lexa and Clarke, just talking a walk, Lexa showing Clarke all the flowers, their significance, wich ones are used to "heal". They don't have to hold hands, it's a time to relax, leaving all the noise of Polis behind. Maybe they walk near a waterfall? Lexa tells her "The water is cold, if you decide to go in, be careful". It doesn't even have to be romantic, just them, learning about each other.

Lexa showing Clarke the plants used by their healers, telling her which have pain-relieving properties, which help with headaches or nausea. Being surprised and impressed when Clarke proves to already know a few of them, thanks to her Earth Skills studies. Telling Clarke it was Costia who taught her what she knows.

Lexa taking Clarke to this small pond in the forest right outside Polis. She goes there sometimes because it’s quiet and secluded and there’s a little waterfall she loves to stand under sometimes, eyes closed and mind free, and it always gives her some measure of tranquility. Offering to teach Clarke how to swim because the water is calm there and no one will disturb them. Going in first when Clarke eventually agrees after the initial hesitation. Trying to hold back the laugh that is forming in the back of her throat when Clarke suspiciously puts a foot inside the water and immediately pulls it back, calling Lexa crazy for even thinking about swimming there. Unable to keep it down when Clarke finally jumps in and re-emerges gasping and spluttering and cursing out words Lexa doesn’t know but can definitely imagine the meaning of. “Not that cold my ass, Lexa.

Lying down on the grass at night, watching the stars. Clarke describing the way Earth looked like from space, telling her how she imagined Earth would be. Asking Lexa the name of the stars in Trigedasleng.

LISTEN BUT. It’s sappy and I don’t care. Clarke making Lexa listen to “Skaikru music”. Imagine confused Lexa trying to figure out how music can come out of an electronic device, before deciding she doesn’t really care and just wants to enjoy the novelty. Especially when Clarke starts humming along to the song.

Give me all the little moments honestly.

105th Anniversary of the First Expedition to the South Pole

The first expedition to reach the geographic South Pole was led by the Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen. He and four others arrived at the pole on 14 December 1911, five weeks ahead of a British party led by Robert Falcon Scott as part of the Terra Nova Expedition.


One more from Terry Virts - here flying over the Nile River


Night on earth II

Set 1: South Africa | Caucasus and the Caspian Sea 

Set 2: Korea, Japan, China | Asia ~ Indochina Peninsula

Set 3: Persian Gulf | The European part of Russia

Set 4: North America ~ Mexico | East China and Taiwan

Set 5: The United Kingdom and the North Sea | Italy and Greece

And you? Where are you?

The Black Lands

Ancient Egypt was symbolised in many ways, but three main ones seem reflected in the accompanying photo of the Nile at night taken from the south. The northern part, roughly from the beginning of the delta near the ancient capital of Memphis (close to modern Cairo) was known as Lower Egypt, and traditionally associated with the cobra, whose rearing shape and fan like head has long been seen in the shape of the river. To the south and onwards towards Nubia lay the kingdom of Upper Egypt, symbolised by the vulture, whose long neck and head also seem to emerge from the river’s pattern. Both lands were united by a semi legendary king named Narmer/Menes (see around 3000 BCE.

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