Stunning Image of Washington, DC Area from Space

Image of capital region at night was taken from the International Space Station.

NASA is known for supplying some of the most engaging images of planets, asteroids, galaxies, stars and other celestial bodies.

Now, Canada’s space agency is enthralling us with images of our planet.

Chris Hadfield, who later this month is to become the first Canadian to take command of the International Space Station, released a stunning image Feb. 25 via Twitter of the Washington area from a height of 230 miles. 

In the image, you can clearly make out the convergence of the Potomac and Anacostia rivers, as well as some details of the infamous street layout of the city.

The image is among the latest in a series of Earth-focused images from space.

In November, 2012, NASA released a book, “Earth as Art,” a series of 75 images that feature dazzling colors, shapes and textures of the earth taken from satellites. The images feature colors manipulated by NASA to portray light outside of the range visible to humans. The images are available via an iPad app and in a PDF format (which you can find in the photos section of this article.)

Corrections: An earlier version of this article misspelled astronaut Chris Hadfield's name, misidentified his role at the International Space Station and misattributed the Twitter photo to NASA. Hadfield is with the Canadian Space Agency.

BIG JOHN March 04, 2013 at 03:04 AM
Ah, he was witty enought to beat the crap out of your party twice.
AmericanDream1 March 04, 2013 at 06:56 AM
Can you see the shape of the cross in the middle? How do the revisionists dispute this fact? See this for more about this area and our Christian founding: http://hawthornephoto.com/walk
JD March 04, 2013 at 06:57 AM
Kinda reminds me me of a horse's anus.
the bassman March 04, 2013 at 10:21 AM
Looks like what it is "Broken,", a broken piece of glass, a broken political system, in a broken Nation, due to the current corruption and efforts by the empty suit in the whitehouse to try and divide our nation in order to conquer it,destroy it, to make it weaker and easier to bring in a new communist regime with all American rights taken away. That seems to be their plan.
the bassman March 04, 2013 at 10:38 AM
To mend and bring back America, you need a real person, NOT a Government fraud puppet. The real person that I would like to elect that has respect for our Constitution and America, and can straighten out Education, taxes and real Jobs, is Dr. Ben Carson. Learn about this great American. I elect Dr. Ben Carson for President in 2016! Bring respect , brains, and common sense back to the presidentcy of the U.S.


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