27 Incredible Images Reveal the Earths Beauty as Seen from Space

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You can travel the world and see some beautiful sights, but nothing compares to the sights seen from space. Few of us will ever be able to see these sights in person, so for now we'll just have to rely on the amazing photos captured by NASA and those onboard the International Space Station.

Here are 27 incredible images of earth as seen from space that reveal just how beautiful the world is.

1. The northern lights.

incredible view of earth from space northern lights

2. Mt. Fuji, Japan

mt fuji from space

3. Taken from the International Space Station. America's east coast at night.

american east coast seen from space

4. Storm clouds forming over the Atlantic Ocean

storm clouds form over atlatnic ocean

5. A mountain range

mountains from space

6. Barrier islands along the northeast coast of Brazil

barrier island brazil

7. A section of the Amazon river

amazon river

8. Russia’s Sarychev Peak volcano erupting in 2009

russia volcano erupt from space

9. Egypt

Egypt-from-Space

10. Shanghai

shanghai

11. The city lights of Dubai

dubai from space

12. The Himalayan mountains

himalaya from space

13. One of the most incredible pictures of earth there is.

amazing earth picture

14. The bright lights of Cairo and Alexandria, Egypt on the Mediterranean coast

spectacular pictures from international space station

15. Storms above California

storms over california

16. Mbam River, Cameroon

Mbam River, Cameroon

17. Hurricane Ike off the Lesser Antilles as it approaches the Bahamas

hurricane ike from space

18. Bora Bora, Tahaa and Raiatea in French Polynesia

Bora Bora, Tahaa and Raiatea in French Polynesia

19. Cumulonimbus clouds over Nigeria

Cumulonimbus clouds over Nigeria

20. Northern Gulf coast, Mobile Bay and the city of Mobile at night

spectacular pictures from international space station

21. Alaska is almost always cloudy, making this photograph incredibly rare.

cloudless alaska

22. Lightning through the yellow city lights of Kuwait and Saudi Arabia

kuwait

23. Nevada Desert at night

nevada from space at night

24. A cluster of small islands in the far northern reaches of Lake Michigan.

lake-michigan

25. Parts of Europe and Africa are bright at night and easily recognisable from the ISS (International Space Station).

spectacular pictures from international space station

26. Moscow, Russia

Moscow, Russia

27. karst mountains, China

karst mountains