Astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) take pictures of Earth out their windows nearly every day. Here are 16 of the best of this year, selected by people at the Earth Science and Remote Sensing Unit at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. Enjoy!
Bottom line: Best images of Earth of 2016 taken by astronauts aboard the ISS.
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.