Check out the way the narrow island of Manhattan, between the Hudson River and the East River, looks from the International Space Station (ISS). The photo was taken on May 5 by the Expedition 39 crew. Central Park looks pretty green – playing fields appear as white dots. The two darker zones are where the tallest buildings of Midtown and the Financial District cast long shadows even in this early afternoon view.
Eleanor Imster has helped write and edit EarthSky since 1995. She was an integral part of the award-winning EarthSky radio series almost since it began until it ended in 2013. Today, as Lead Editor at EarthSky.org, she helps present the science and nature stories and photos you enjoy. She also serves as one of the voices of EarthSky on social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter and G+. She and her husband live in Tennessee and have two grown sons.