“I begin to understand how flying into space will change humankind’s way of looking at Earth forever.”
Those were the profound words of German astronaut Alexander Gerst after tweeting his latest stunning image from space.
Gerst, from the European Space Agency, and NASA colleague Reid Wiseman – both aboard the International Space Station (ISS) since May – have provided a stream of brilliant pictures of Earth.
They have been on hand to capture unique views on natural disasters, such as volcanic eruptions, hurricanes and floods.
But they have also provided rarely-seen-before perspectives on the Northern Lights and the ‘Supermoon’.
Here we bring together ten of the best images from Gerst and Wiseman.
Above you can watch an ISS video, which looks at various world cities during a tour of the globe. You can also find out more about euronews’ programmes on space here.
- AMAZING AURORA
- GRAND CANYON
- STUNNING SUNRISES
- HURRICANE MARIE
- ERUPTING VOLCANOS
#Etna and #Stromboli erupting by day.
astro_alex</a> took the exact same shot at night, with lava. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/teamwork?src=hash">#teamwork</a> <a href="http://t.co/pPA2YFwPIo">pic.twitter.com/pPA2YFwPIo</a></p>— Reid Wiseman (astro_reid) August 14, 2014
- MAJESTIC MOUNTAINS
- EVERY CLOUD…
- THE ALPS
- SOUTH ISLAND, NEW ZEALAND
Big picture. I begin to understand how flying into space will change humankind's way of looking at Earth forever. pic.twitter.com/tiu4Z4E5MD— Alexander Gerst (@Astro_Alex) August 11, 2014