RSSAll Entries Tagged With: "Africa"

Earth from Space – Videos of our World

TAKE A LOOK AT THESE VIDEOS of our amazing planet. The footage was shot from the International Space Station, orbiting hundreds of kilometres above our head.

The videos are only short, and in some cases speeded up; nevertheless they give an incredible “astronauts’ eye view” of what various parts of our planet look like from space.

Story by Jonathan Nally. Videos courtesy NASA.

Get SpaceInfo.com.au daily updates by RSS or email! Click the RSS Feed link at the top right-hand corner of this page, and then save the RSS Feed page to your bookmarks. Or, enter your email address (privacy assured) and we’ll send you daily updates. Or follow us on Twitter, @spaceinfo_oz

Like this story? Please share or recommend it…

Swirling clouds

Swirling clouds over the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean.

Swirling clouds over the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean.

This false-colour Envisat satellite image, acquired on June 6, 2010, shows a unique cloud formation south of the Canary Island archipelago, some 95 kilometres from the northwest coast of Africa (right) in the Atlantic Ocean. The swirls near the bottom of the image are known as Karman vortices.

Seven larger islands and a few smaller ones make up the Canaries; the larger islands are (left to right): El Hierro, La Palma, La Gomera, Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura and Lanzarote.

Adapted from information issued by ESA.

Get daily SpaceInfo.com.au updates by RSS or email! Click the RSS Feed link at the top right-hand corner of this page, and then save the RSS Feed page to your bookmarks. Or, enter your email address (privacy assured) and we’ll send you daily updates.