Stunningly clear aerial image of the UK taken by NASA astronauts

Mail Online | 4/18/2019 | Victoria Bell For Mailonline
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NASA has released a staggeringly clear image of the UK and its surrounding waters taken from the International Space Station with a regular camera.

It shows the UK's green lands and surrounding seas and parts of Ireland and France as well as the iconic ISS solar array wing.

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The picture was taken by astronauts on board in low Earth orbit, as it travelled past late in February at exactly 09.25 (GMT) in the morning.

The spacecraft's altitude was 246 miles (396.328 km) away from Earth - about the same distance it takes to drive from central London to Manchester by car.

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A Nikon D5 was used to snap the shot, with a 17-35mm zoom lens, looking through a window of the International Space Station over the sea between Wales and Ireland.

The space station circles the Earth at roughly 250 miles up (402 km), and travels at 17,500 mph (28.16352 kmph).

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It orbits the planet every 90 minutes and bares witness to breathtaking views of different angles, countries and all types of weather and light.

Earth Imagery from the ISS creates a series of videos showcasing Earth from space, using its external high-definition camera.

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These videos are taken in 6K hi-resolution, then integrated into videos for screensavers for public enjoyment,...
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