View from space: New York City

Astronaut’s view of New York, New York.

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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.

Via NASA Earth Observatory

Eleanor Imster