The Italian Boot from ISS

Photographed by one of the Expedition 32 crew members aboard the International Space Station, this night time panorama of Italy and Greece on the right, from an altitude approximately 240 miles above the Mediterranean Sea on Aug. 18, 2012.   Image Credit: NASA

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The country of Italy is visible running diagonally southward from the horizon across the center of the frame, with the night lights of Rome and Naples being visible on the coast near the center. Sardinia and Corsica are just above left center of the photo, and Sicily is at lower left. The Adriatic Sea is on the right side of Italy, and beyond it to the east and north can be seen parts of several other European nations.

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