ISS Astronaut Captures the Thousand-Mile Shadows Clouds Cast on Earth’s Surface
Hovering somwhere between 205 and 255 miles above Earth is the International Space Station, currently housing six intrepid explorers that are hurtling through space at roughly 4.8 miles per second.
And one of those individuals is Alexander Gerst, a geophysicist who spends a great deal of his time on the ISS holding a camera and putting it to use taking pictures of our planet.
Since his arrival on the vehicle this past June, he’s taken some truly spectacular shots, capturing hurricanes in actions, massive floods, blinding dust storms and more.
And yet, with all of these incredible subjects under his belt, it’s his photos of clouds and cloud shadows that are garnering the most attention as of late.