This nighttime photograph from the International Space Station (ISS) as it orbited 261 miles above Earth looks across the Mediterranean Sea from north Africa to southern Europe. The city lights of Algiers, Algeria to Tunis, Tunisia highlight Africa’s northern coast from the bottom center toward the upper right. From far left, the lights of city-state Monaco to Naples, Italy define the shores of southern Europe. The French island of Corsica and the Italian island of Sardinia are also pictured.

The ISS circles the Earth every 90 minutes, traveling at about 17,500 miles (28,000 km) per hour. Find out where the ISS is now.

Image credit: NASA


这张由国际空间站(ISS)在地球上空261英里的轨道上拍摄的夜间照片,从北非到南欧,横跨地中海。从阿尔及利亚的阿尔及尔到突尼斯的突尼斯城,城市的灯光从底部中心向右上角显示出了非洲的北部海岸。从最左边开始,城市国家摩纳哥到意大利那不勒斯的灯光定义了欧洲南部的海岸。法国科西嘉岛和意大利撒丁岛也在照片中。

国际空间站每90分钟绕地球一周,以每小时17,500英里(28,000公里)的速度运行。找出国际空间站现在的位置。

影像来源:NASA

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