From space I wish you all a very exciting and colorful year!
Over the Tibetan plateau with the Himilayas, Butan and Napal in the background.
Denmark with Copenhagen, Norway with Oslo, Sweden with Stockholm in the distance, northern Germany and beyond. And the Aurora Borealis of course.
Sahara sand treks hundreds of kilometres across the Atlantic Ocean.
The different layers of the atmosphere can be seen during sunrise and sunset.
Sunlight reflects in the Mediterranean and Adriatic seas. Corsica, Sardinia and northern Italy.
Wave pattern in the Indian Ocean. I wonder if they are above or below the water surface and how tall they are.
Lake Powell and Colorado River. Awesome place. Green warm water, white/red rocks, blue sky. And nobody around.
The Alps look very tempting, but I don’t have my skis with me…
The moon looks the same from the ISS as it does on Earth. Only we see it rise and set again and again.
A year ago I saw it from a plane and tweeted that I wanted to see these colours from space. Here it is. Salt Lake City.
ISS Commander Dan Burbank @astrocoastie has an eye for beautiful cloud formations
How we see the moon. Sharp and slowly moving towards or away from the horizon.
The Pacific is a great source of colourful images. One of the Gilbert Islands.
For an experiment I had to be quiet for 10 min, so I looked out the window. And saw an active Etna!
Australia is an extraordinary continent with beautiful structures.
- Migrant deaths in the Mediterranean have exceeded 2,000, making 2015 the deadliest year for people trying to reach Europe, according to the International Organization for Migration.
- At least 24 homes have been lost and one firefighter killed as dozens of wildfires continue to ravage drought-stricken California.
- Three major U.S. airlines — Delta, American, and United — have banned the transport of big game trophies after the illegal killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe.