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Caribbean Sea Viewed From the International Space Station
From the Earth-orbiting International Space Station, flying some 225 nautical miles above the Caribbean Sea in the early morning hours of July 15, NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman photographed this north-looking panorama that includes parts of Cuba, the Bahamas and Florida, and even runs into several other areas in the southeastern U.S. The long stretch of lights to the left of center frame gives the shape of Miami.
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Caribbean Sea Viewed From the International Space Station

From the Earth-orbiting International Space Station, flying some 225 nautical miles above the Caribbean Sea in the early morning hours of July 15, NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman photographed this north-looking panorama that includes parts of Cuba, the Bahamas and Florida, and even runs into several other areas in the southeastern U.S. The long stretch of lights to the left of center frame gives the shape of Miami.

Perigee moon rising over Lower Manhattan.
Photo by Debashis Pradhan - full sized photo.

Perigee moon rising over Lower Manhattan.

Photo by Debashis Pradhan - full sized photo.

A passenger plane pictured on approach to Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris, by Sebastien Lebrigand.

A passenger plane pictured on approach to Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris, by Sebastien Lebrigand.

The Orion nebula, captured by amateur astrophotographer Robert Fields.

The Orion nebula, captured by amateur astrophotographer Robert Fields.

Photo: Impact Crater At Lonar, India.
Lonar lake was initially believed to be of volcanic origin, but now it is recognized as an impact crater created by the hypervelocity impact of either a comet or a meteorite.
Lonar Lake has a mean diameter of 1.2 kilometres (3,900 ft) and is about 137 metres (449 ft) below the crater rim. The meteor crater rim is about 1.8 kilometres (5,900 ft) in diameter. The circular depression bears a saline water lake in its central portion. The crater’s age is usually estimated to be 52,000 ± 6,000 years (Pleistocene), although a study published in 2010 gives an age of 570,000 ± 47,000 years.

Photo: Impact Crater At Lonar, India.

Lonar lake was initially believed to be of volcanic origin, but now it is recognized as an impact crater created by the hypervelocity impact of either a comet or a meteorite.

Lonar Lake has a mean diameter of 1.2 kilometres (3,900 ft) and is about 137 metres (449 ft) below the crater rim. The meteor crater rim is about 1.8 kilometres (5,900 ft) in diameter. The circular depression bears a saline water lake in its central portion. The crater’s age is usually estimated to be 52,000 ± 6,000 years (Pleistocene), although a study published in 2010 gives an age of 570,000 ± 47,000 years.

Sightsmap is a neat use of Google Maps data.
Sightsmap.com shows the places people like, based on the number of panoramio photos at each place in the world. The dark areas have few photos, the red areas have more and the yellow areas have a large number of photos geotagged.
The hottest places have markers linking photos, streetview, wikipedia, wikivoyage, foursquare and google plus articles about the site. The place names are selected by the wikipedia readership numbers and foursquare checkins. Area populations are based on the geonames database.

Sightsmap is a neat use of Google Maps data.

Sightsmap.com shows the places people like, based on the number of panoramio photos at each place in the world. The dark areas have few photos, the red areas have more and the yellow areas have a large number of photos geotagged.

The hottest places have markers linking photos, streetview, wikipedia, wikivoyage, foursquare and google plus articles about the site. The place names are selected by the wikipedia readership numbers and foursquare checkins. Area populations are based on the geonames database.

Video: 2013 Perseid Meteor Shower.

This 350 frame timelapse sequence was captured over Lassen Peak in Northern California, during the peak of the Perseid meteor shower.

Check out this giant, zoomable image of Tokyo.
IIt took photographerJeffrey Martin two days of shooting over 8,000 photos, and four months of editing to create the 600,000 pixel wide interactive image, which would measure 50 by 100 metres if printed at full resolution.
The full, zoomable image is up here at io9.

Check out this giant, zoomable image of Tokyo.

IIt took photographerJeffrey Martin two days of shooting over 8,000 photos, and four months of editing to create the 600,000 pixel wide interactive image, which would measure 50 by 100 metres if printed at full resolution.

The full, zoomable image is up here at io9.