ESA astronaut André Kuipers looks at night-time Earth from his vantage point on the International Space Station. A Russian Progress ferry and his Soyuz spacecraft (left) are attached to the Station.
Photo credit: ESA/NASA
Note: This image is of the eastern Mediterranean Ocean with the Nile River and its delta being the long meandering line of lights in the distance; Cairo is the bright spot at the base of the delta. Israel is the bright patch of lights to the lower left, behind the Soyuz spacecraft, and you can just barely see a sliver of Cyprus at the bottom right.