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Pale Blue Dot

Celebrating the 30th Pale Blue Dot (Planet Earth) revolution around our Star (The Sun) since the owner of this website was born.


This is the “Pale Blue Dot” photograph of the Earth taken by the Voyager 1 spacecraft on July 6, 1990. The Earth is the relatively bright speck of light about halfway across the uppermost sunbeam. The original version of this image can be obtained from NASA.


This narrow-angle color image of the Earth, dubbed ‘Pale Blue Dot’, is a part of the first ever ‘portrait’ of the solar system taken by Voyager 1. The spacecraft acquired a total of 60 frames for a mosaic of the solar system from a distance of more than 4 billion miles from Earth and about 32 degrees above the ecliptic. From Voyager’s great distance Earth is a mere point of light, less than the size of a picture element even in the narrow-angle camera. Earth was a crescent only 0.12 pixel in size. Coincidentally, Earth lies right in the center of one of the scattered light rays resulting from taking the image so close to the sun. This blown-up image of the Earth was taken through three color filters – violet, blue and green – and recombined to produce the color image. The background features in the image are artifacts resulting from the magnification.

Transcript: From this distant vantage point, the Earth might not seem of any particular interest. But for us, it’s different. Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every “superstar,” every “supreme leader,” every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there—on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.

The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner, how frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds.

Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.

The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit, yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is where we make our stand.

It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known.

— Carl Sagan (1934-1996)

A Moment to remember, Always

Earth Hour 2015

It’s Earth Hour Today 28th March 2015 @8:30 pm WorldWide


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Earth’s Orbit arOund the Sun

29th Earth revolution around the Sun since the owner of this website was born

Screen Shot from StarryNight Pro Plus 7 

The image above is taken from the famous Starry Night Pro Plus 7 software. The red dot represents Our nearest star – The Sun.

On this Day in History – 2013, July 19th, the Cassini spacecraft photographed Earth through the rings of Saturn, and the world waved at Saturn.

Image Above: Cassini’s latest shot at that day of Saturn looking back at Earth (we’re the small blue dot in the bottom right beneath the rings), 1.44 billion km’s away.

AWB Saturn MosaicImage above is a AWB Saturn Mosaic Project, click on the image for zoom in options.

Here are some of my images which might be see included in the Mosaic:

For more information of the event, please refer to the previous post>> Our Planet around Our Star.

Clear Skies & Ramadhan Kareem

Our Planet around Our Star

28th Earth revolution around the Sun since the owner of this website was born

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The image above is taken from the famous Solar Walk software. The blue dot represents Planet Earth travelling around the Shiny Star, Our Sun.

Today Friday, July 19th, the Cassini spacecraft will photograph Earth through the rings of Saturn–and NASA wants you to jump into the shot.

Cassini has photographed Earth before, but this will be the first time Earthlings know in advance their picture will be taken from a billion miles away,” says Linda Spilker, Cassini project scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA.  “We hope that people around the world will go outside to wave at Saturn while the photo-shoot is underway.

Wave at Saturn

Cassini’s cameras will be trained on Earth during a 15 minute interval that begins at 2:27 p.m. PDT (5:27 p.m. EDT or 21:27 UTC).

I so am excited about this rare opportunity on this historical Special Day to send photons of all of us waving at Saturn, I am encouraging everyone around the world to wave at Saturn today.

Todays July 19, 2013, image will be the first to capture the Saturn system with Earth in natural color, as human eyes would see it. It also will be the first to capture Earth and its moon with Cassini’s highest-resolution camera.

Congratulations to everyone who participated in Wave at Saturn contest, and specially to the ones who won. Winners will receive free telescopes from Explore Scientific. Congratulations..
Get the full story from Science@NASA. NASA JPL, FaceBook Page Event, NASA’s Cassini Mission to Saturn FaceBook Page

A massage from IAU Outreach:

Dear all,

Be in the photo – Friday 19th July: On July 19th, 2013 between 21:27 and 21:42 UTC, the NASA’s Cassini spacecraft orbiting Saturn will turn towards Earth and take a picture of Saturn, it’s rings, and the distant Earth and Moon in what has been called a Pale Blue Dot image (the first of this kind was the 1990 photograph by the Voyager 1 spacecraft from a record distance of about 6 billion kilometers from Earth).

If you’re outside then, and can see Saturn then theoretically you’re in the photo. Earth will be about one pixel in the photo, so no need to dress up – unless you participate in the “Interplanetary Photobomb” and post photos of yourself waving at Saturn.

Photograph Saturn for a Great Mosaic. Submit widefield photos of Saturn appearing in the night sky above your local landscape; photos of people observing Saturn; photos of people with an image of Saturn in hand (having their portrait taken with the “star” of the show). Coordinated by TWAN, all approved images will be combined into a mosaic of what the Cassini image is expected to look like when it is released some six months later. The mosaic will be zoomable so viewers can zoom in and see the individual images from around the world. Everyone at any age from around the world are invited to submit images.

The diversity of locations, people, and compositions enrich the resulted mosaic. Telescopic images of Saturn are not the main goal of this project as they are beyond the capability of all but a tiny percentage of the world’s population. The submitted images should be made anytime through 22 July. You can submit older photos if they were taken during 2013. More information on the program page. Submit photos here.

Observe Saturn with AWB. When the Cassini spacecraft orbiting Saturn takes its historic portrait of Earth on 19 July the world will be watching. Join Astronomers Without Borders in showing Saturn to as many people as possible. Check the July 19 events list or the world map world map if you are looking for an event in your area to attend and if you are organizing an event for The Day the Earth Smiled register here.

Message to the Milky Way. If you are a photographer or a music composer this is your chance to transmit your peace of work to the universe; a message that might eventually arrive to intelligent inhabitants of others worlds in the galaxy; a work of art that describe our life and planet Earth along with other contents of this galactic message. The two connected contests are held in association with Cassini’s imaging of Earth on 2013 July 19. The winning entries will be Chosen in worldwide competitions sponsored by Diamond Sky Productions and guided by illustrious group of Advisors, will be included in a digitally encoded message that will be broadcast into the galaxy from the most powerful single radio telescope on Earth, the 305-meter Arecibo dish in Puerto Rico, on the anniversary of The Day The Earth Smiled. The images should be an original work, taken on July 19, 2013, that best visually illustrates what makes planet Earth unique in our solar system. The original piece of music should present the spirit of The Day The Earth Smiled and puts to music that ancient human longing to understand the meaning of our own existence. See the Message to the Milky Way page for more information.

– The World at Night Saturn gallery, featuring a unique collection of images from around the globe presenting planet Saturn in the starry sky of the Earth. twanight.org/saturn
Saturn Mosaic Project on Astronomers Without Borders
– An Observing Guide to Saturn on Sky&Telescope website
Saturn in Your Kitchen and Backyard (classroom activities for educators), by Cassini Outreach Team
Read 7 Billion People And Trillions Of Creatures To Be Photographed Together On July 19, by Robert Krulwich, the National Public Radio

Please send us your input to info@astro4dev.org for the next newsletter which we will aim to send out on Friday 26th July 2013.

Clear skies,
On behalf of the IAU Office for Astronomy Outreach,
JC & Kevin

Ramdan Kareem

Ramadhan Kareem

Please make Special Duaa  while waving at Saturn Smile

NASA Response to 21st/December 2012


Dec. 21, 2012, won’t be the end of the world as we know, however, it will be another winter solstice.

Contrary to some of the common beliefs out there, the claims behind the end of the world quickly unravel when pinned down to the 2012 timeline.

Below, NASA Scientists answer to the most frequently asked questions regarding 2012:

Question (Q): Are there any threats to the Earth in 2012? Many Internet websites say the world will end in December 2012. neo-asteroid-threat-art
Answer (A):The world will not end in 2012. Our planet has been getting along just fine for more than 4 billion years, and credible scientists worldwide know of no threat associated with 2012.

Q: What is the origin of the prediction that the world will end in 2012? origin of the prediction
A: The story started with claims that Nibiru, a supposed planet discovered by the Sumerians, is headed toward Earth. This catastrophe was initially predicted for May 2003, but when nothing happened the doomsday date was moved forward to December 2012 and linked to the end of one of the cycles in the ancient Mayan calendar at the winter solstice in 2012 — hence the predicted doomsday date of December 21, 2012.

Q: Does the Mayan calendar end in December 2012? Mayan calendar end in December 2012
A: Just as the calendar you have on your kitchen wall does not cease to exist after December 31, the Mayan calendar does not cease to exist on December 21, 2012. This date is the end of the Mayan long-count period but then — just as your calendar begins again on January 1 — another long-count period begins for the Mayan calendar.

Q: Is NASA predicting a “total blackout” of Earth on Dec. 23 to Dec. 25?  total blackout&% of Earth on Dec. 23 to Dec. 25            A: Absolutely not. Neither NASA nor any other scientific organization is predicting such a blackout. The false reports on this issue claim that some sort of “alignment of the Universe” will cause a blackout. There is no such alignment (see next question). Some versions of this rumor cite an emergency preparedness message from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden. This is simply a message encouraging people to be prepared for emergencies, recorded as part of a wider government preparedness campaign. It never mentions a blackout. ›Watch the Video

Q: Could planets align in a way that impacts Earth? december-21-2012-planetary-alignment

A: There are no planetary alignments in the next few decades and even if these alignments were to occur, their effects on the Earth would be negligible. One major alignment occurred in 1962, for example, and two others happened during 1982 and 2000. Each December the Earth and sun align with the approximate center of the Milky Way Galaxy but that is an annual event of no consequence. › More about alignment

Q: Is there a planet or brown dwarf called Nibiru or Planet X or Eris that is approaching the Earth and threatening our planet with widespread destruction? Nibiru
A: Nibiru and other stories about wayward planets are an Internet hoax. There is no factual basis for these claims. If Nibiru or Planet X were real and headed for an encounter with the Earth in 2012, astronomers would have been tracking it for at least the past decade, and it would be visible by now to the naked eye. Obviously, it does not exist. Eris is real, but it is a dwarf planet similar to Pluto that will remain in the outer solar system; the closest it can come to Earth is about 4 billion miles.

Q: What is the polar shift theory? Is it true that the Earth’s crust does a 180-degree rotation around the core in a matter of days if not hours?  polar shift theory
A: A reversal in the rotation of Earth is impossible. There are slow movements of the continents (for example Antarctica was near the equator hundreds of millions of years ago), but that is irrelevant to claims of reversal of the rotational poles. However, many of the disaster websites pull a bait-and-switch to fool people. They claim a relationship between the rotation and the magnetic polarity of Earth, which does change irregularly, with a magnetic reversal taking place every 400,000 years on average. As far as we know, such a magnetic reversal doesn’t cause any harm to life on Earth. Scientists believe a magnetic reversal is very unlikely to happen in the next few millennia. › More about polar shift

Q: Is the Earth in danger of being hit by a meteor in 2012? asteroid_earth_impact
A: The Earth has always been subject to impacts by comets and asteroids, although big hits are very rare. The last big impact was 65 million years ago, and that led to the extinction of the dinosaurs. Today NASA astronomers are carrying out a survey called the Spaceguard Survey to find any large near-Earth asteroids long before they hit. We have already determined that there are no threatening asteroids as large as the one that killed the dinosaurs. All this work is done openly with the discoveries posted every day on the NASA Near-Earth Object Program Office website, so you can see for yourself that nothing is predicted to hit in 2012.

Q: How do NASA scientists feel about claims of the world ending in 2012?NASA scientists atmarinerv oct67 control
A: For any claims of disaster or dramatic changes in 2012, where is the science? Where is the evidence? There is none, and for all the fictional assertions, whether they are made in books, movies, documentaries or over the Internet, we cannot change that simple fact. There is no credible evidence for any of the assertions made in support of unusual events taking place in December 2012. › Why you need not fear a supernova
About super volcanoes

Q: Is there a danger from giant solar storms predicted for 2012? danger from giant solar storms

A: Solar activity has a regular cycle, with peaks approximately every 11 years. Near these activity peaks, solar flares can cause some interruption of satellite communications, although engineers are learning how to build electronics that are protected against most solar storms. But there is no special risk associated with 2012. The next solar maximum will occur in the 2012-2014 time frame and is predicted to be an average solar cycle, no different than previous cycles throughout history. Video: Solar Storms
More about solar storms

Have a nice year ending and Clear Skies InShaAllah (if God wills)  in 2013.

Earth around the Sun

Earth around the Sun

27th Earth revolution around the Sun since I was born

I’m truly out of this world.. The reason is that I have failed & failed miserably to..do my task and complete my mission.

Please refer to my (pervious post) to know more about the my task & mission.

All I have to say now is

Houston, We’ve Got a Problem

Hopefully I’ll be getting help from them Smile

In addition today was Hilal sighting day, and as I said the chances are too small to sight Hilal. (We could not see it)  Therefore Ramadan will be on Friday 20th July 2012 after Sunset>> (Please refer to my pervious post)

Happy Ramadan to everyone, and may Allah accept our fasting, prayers and good deeds. Ameen


Earth Hour 2012

Yeah Its Earth Hour Today 


Light On

Therefore Please switch of the lights and all possible electrical devices


This event is planed for 1 hour only World Wide, but I suggest you do the whole night, and everyday whenever possible..

And again, we’ve got good news for everybody Smile ,

For Astronomers and for Thieves as well..Please refer to my previous post for more info regarding this matter.

For General info regarding this event, please click here

Wishing you a Happy Earth Hour

In case you were a Thieve: Good Luck

The rest, Clear Skies

New Solar Year 2012


Earth Sun Orbit

Happy New Solar Year Everyone



Since Mankind started to count the rotation of our Planet Earth around the Sun


Some strange things are going to take place this year..right!

Please refer to my following post to know what I’m talking about

Yeah and London Zion Olympics which will take place this year as well

 London Zion 2012 Party Logo

To celebrate their happiness of Control of the World..

In Spanish Zion Hand on Control

The New World Order (NWO)

Perhaps we might see a new monetary system coming up..

Here’s a short video of John F. Kennedy Speech, April 27, 1961…Click here for full Speech


A Reminder to the citizens of the Planet Earth

I wont only say Happy New Solar Year BUT have a Safe Year as well

May Allah (God) be with us and save us from the Satanic agenda..


Top 10 Most Inhospitable Places in this Planet

Top 10 Most Inhospitable Places in the World

This post is republished on behalf of Emma Stratford >Tripbase Travel – Most Inhospitable Places. Click here for the Original post.

We tend to take our surroundings for granted. You’re probably reading this in relative comfort – you don’t need to wear breathing apparatus, you’re within a few steps of a cold drink and you aren’t at the beck and call of a totalitarian regime bent on oppressing its population.

The Tripbase team have drawn up a list of the most horrendous places to live, in order from dreadful to impossible. We have nothing but respect for the hardy human beings who make their homes in the most brutal places on Earth.

1. Yakutsk, Russia


Where is it? Siberia.

What can I see there? The Lena River.

What’s so bad about it? The climate. It’s the coldest city on the planet, with temperatures regularly plunging to -50°c. Winters are long and cold, with just fifteen hours of sunshine reaching the city in the whole of December.

Does the place have history? The settlement began life as a fort in 1632, but didn’t become a proper city until Stalin’s forced labour camps precipitated rapid extraction of minerals from nearby deposits.

Does anybody live there? Yes – remarkably the city has over a quarter of a million inhabitants.

How do I get there?

By plane. There are two airports which service the city. You can also use the railway network and, if it’s the right time of year, drive a car over the frozen Lena River.

2. Grozny


Where is it? Chechen Republic, Russia

What can I see there? A crater, and one of Europe’s largest mosques which opened a few years ago.

What’s so bad about it? It has been effectively obliterated by several waves of bombing and violence. Thousands of people died and many still live in shelled-out derelict buildings without water, heating or electricity. Illegal oil drilling takes place in parts of the city, which the United Nations calls *the most destroyed city on earth*.

Does the place have history? Cossacks built this town as a military outpost in 1818. Grozny is actually Russian for *terrible*.

Does anybody live there? 271,000, some of them in squalor and some of them in rejuvenated parts of the city.

How do I get there?

With difficulty. Transport networks to and from the city are weak. The first plane to fly from Grozny left in 2009.

3. Baghdad


Where is it? Iraq

What can I see there? Baghdad Tower, Baghdad Zoo… there are plenty of reminders that this hasn’t always been a warzone.

What’s so bad about it? It’s in the middle of a conflict-ravaged country, where Westerners are prime targets for all sorts of unpleasantness. If the locals don’t get you, the Americans will – in 2003, a US tank shelled a hotel where journalists were staying, killing three of them.

Does the place have history? It was founded in the 8th Century and was the largest city in the world throughout the middle ages.

Does anybody live there? It has a population of around 6.5m people.

How do I get there?

It’s very difficult to get a visa to Iraq. It’s also fairly suicidal – the only safe area is the International Zone and you won’t be able to get in there without the right papers. Don’t expect hoteliers to be seen supporting you either, and remember that restaurants are often targeted by suicide bombers.

4. Chernobyl


Where is it? Ukraine

What can I see there? An abandoned nuclear power station and some very interesting wildlife.

What’s so bad about it? he radioactivity, the spiralling cancer rates, the deformed children, the sense of decay and the lingering reminders that some of the city’s inhabitants didn’t get out in time. The whole place is a grim reminder of the consequences of human error.

Does the place have history? The city of Chernobyl had a rich religious history, and started life as a hunting lodge in 1193.

Does anybody live there? Around five hundred people never evacuated after the disaster.

How do I get there?

Travel to the Ukraine and go on a carefully supervised tour of the vicinity. Visitors have been able to get quite close to Chernobyl and the nearby abandoned city of Pripyat, but it’s only this year that the trips have been legitimate.

5. Dallol


Where is it? The Afar region of Ethiopia

What can I see there? Pretty much a ghost town, with wrecked houses built from salt blocks.

What’s so bad about it? The perishing heat. Dallol holds the record for the highest average temperature ever recorded at an inhabited part of the globe (34°c over the course of a year).

Does the place have history? A railway ran from Dallol to Eritrea in 1918 and potash was mined in the area. Now, the area is mined for table salt instead.

Does anybody live there? A handful remain to hunt for salt, but most have abandoned Dallol for good.

How do I get there?

Dallol is one of the most remote places on Earth. Fly to Ethiopia, drive as far as you can into the desert, and then take a camel for the remainder of the long, arduous journey.

6. Norilsk


Where is it? The northernmost city in Siberia.

What can I see there? An absence of trees due to relentless pollution.

What’s so bad about it? The pollution. The area is home to nickel ore smelting, and produces 1% of the whole planet’s sulphur dioxide emissions. There are no trees living within 48km of one of the main smelters, due partly to toxic rain from the four million tons of metals and poisons released into the air every year.

Does the place have history? Founded in 1920, but rose to prominence as the centre of the Norillag labour camp in 1935. It was host to the Norilsk uprising, the first significant revolt in a gulag.

Does anybody live there? 175,300 people call Norilsk home.

How do I get there?

Get a visa from the Russian embassy and fly to Moscow. From there, travel across land.

7. Darfur


Where is it? Sudan

What can I see there? A vast, geologically diverse landscape about the size of Spain.

What’s so bad about it? Relentless conflict spanning more than half a century has resulted in enormous loss of life and millions of refugees. Since 2003 alone, more than 300,000 civilians have been killed and nearly 3m people have been ‘displaced’ – that is, their homes burned down by the Janjaweed. The refugee camps are among the most dangerous places on Earth in terms of rape and physical violence.

Does the place have history? It’s an ancient land but has never supported a very large population. During the First World War, the British Empire incorporated it into Sudan. That’s probably where the problems started.

Does anybody live there? There were 6m people living in Darfur in 2004 – how many are still alive is unknown.

How do I get there?

You’ll need to be working for an NGO of some sort, or possibly the UN. Travel in this region is dangerous, time-consuming and uncomfortable.

8. Azerbijan


Where is it? Azerbijan

What can I see there? There are some memorials to people who lost their lives in the race riots here.

What’s so bad about it? It’s the most polluted place on Earth. It was the hub of Soviet industry and petrochemical research, and has the health problems to prove it – cancer rates are 50% higher than average here, and birth defects are commonplace.

Does the place have history? The Soviets started building industry here in 1935.

Does anybody live there? 312,000

How do I get there?

It’s not a good idea and there’s no a great deal to see, but travel there is possible by air.

9. *Giant Crystal Cave*


Where is it? About 300 metres below Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico

What can I see there? Enormous (and beautiful) selenite crystals, the largest of which is a 55 ton, 11m by 4m behemoth.

What’s so bad about it? Nearby magma flows result in an air temperature of 50°c, but humidity of more than 90% makes it around 100°c in practical terms and means you need a multi-layered protective suit to spend time in this cave system. Heat stroke and death await you if you dawdle with the suit, and without it you’d be lucky to last a minute without it. Additionally, some of the crystals are razor sharp so there is strong risk of impalement.

Does the place have history? It was discovered in 2000 by accident. Miners were trying to protect the shafts from flooding.

Does anybody live there? Absolutely not.

How do I get there?

It’s privately owned but visitors have been allowed in the past.

10. Vozrozhdeniya Island


Where is it? In the Aral Sea, an area drained by mismanaged Soviet irrigation plans. The island is now a sort of peninsular, shared by Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.

What can I see there? An abandoned settlement in an arid, lifeless landscape. The drying of the Aral Sea (arguably the worst environmental disaster in the history of humankind) left countless boats high and dry. Their skeletal remains are visible in the middle of what is now a desert.

What’s so bad about it? It was the site of Soviet biowarfare experiments. The whole area is contaminated with anthrax, smallpox and bubonic plague. Local rodents are thought to have picked up some super-resilient strains of these diseases.

Does the place have history? The laboratory was established in 1948. At its height, the facility housed 1,500 people.

Does anybody live there? Not anymore. The site was completely abandoned in 1992.

How do I get there?



Earth at night from space ISS

Something MUST watch! From International Space Station (ISS)


Time lapse sequences of photographs taken with a special low-light 4K-camera by the crew of expedition 28 & 29 onboard the International Space Station from August to October, 2011. All credit goes to them.

Note: All images are from: The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth. New images are added daily to the database.

Shooting locations in order of appearance of the various places..
1. Aurora Borealis Pass over the United States at Night
2. Aurora Borealis and eastern United States at Night
3. Aurora Australis from Madagascar to southwest of Australia
4. Aurora Australis south of Australia
5. Northwest coast of United States to Central South America at Night
6. Aurora Australis from the Southern to the Northern Pacific Ocean
7. Halfway around the World
8. Night Pass over Central Africa and the Middle East
9. Evening Pass over the Sahara Desert and the Middle East
10. Pass over Canada and Central United States at Night
11. Pass over Southern California to Hudson Bay
12. Islands in the Philippine Sea at Night
13. Pass over Eastern Asia to Philippine Sea and Guam
14. Views of the Mideast at Night
15. Night Pass over Mediterranean Sea
16. Aurora Borealis and the United States at Night
17. Aurora Australis over Indian Ocean
18. Eastern Europe to Southeastern Asia at Night.

Brilliant view isn’t it! This is one of the reasons why astronauts would like to extend their journey in orbit..