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In pictures: NASA's top Earth photographs of 2020

Paris by night with the Seine River flowing through the middle as seen from the International Space Station orbited 423 km above
Paris by night with the Seine River flowing through the middle as seen from the International Space Station orbited 423 km above   -   Copyright  NASA's Johnson Space Center

Astronauts based at the International Space Station take thousands of photographs of Earth every year.

Here are some of the best views of our planet from space in this selection by Earth Science and Remote Sensing Unit at NASA’s Johnson Space Centre.

The view over Caribbean

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The view over Bahamas, Cuba, Jamaica, and southern Florida from inside the Cupola on the International Space StationNASA's Johnson Space Center

The sunrise over the Great Australian Bight

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Sunrise over the great Australian bight as seen from the International Space StationNASA's Johnson Space Center

Canadian autumn

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Autumn colours near Ottawa, Canada, as seen from the International Space StationNASA's Johnson Space Center

Airglow over the Indian ocean

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Airglow seen over western Indian oceanNASA's Johnson Space Center

Beaches in New Caledonia

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The reefs of Moindou Bay, New Caledonia as seen from the International Space StationNASA's Johnson Space Center

The Cooper Creek in Australia

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Red-tinted sands and dark green braided streams of the Cooper Creek in AustraliaNASA's Johnson Space Center

The wind farms in Hawaii

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The wind farms on the island of Maui in the State of Hawaii, USA, as seen from the International Space StationNASA's Johnson Space Center

See more photographs from this selection in the video

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