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Views of the Mideast from the Space Station

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This video was taken by the crew of Expedition 29 on board the International Space Station. The sequence of shots was taken October 21, 2011 from 19:53:26 to 20:25:24 GMT, on a pass beginning over Turkmenistan, east of the Caspian Sea to south-eastern China, just north-west of Hong Kong. City lights show at the beginning of the video as the ISS travels south-eastward towards the India-Pakistan borderline. Pakistan's second largest city, Lahore, can be easily seen as the brightly lit area left of track. Immediately down-track of Lahore is New Delhi, India's capital city, with the Kathiawar Peninsula right of track dimly lit. Smaller cities in southern India can be seen as the pass continues south-eastward through southern India, into the Bay of Bengal. Lightning storms are also present, represented by the flashing lights throughout the video. The pass ends over western Indonesia, looking left of track at the island of Sumatra.
By ISS Expedition 29 crew (The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth)

Added on 25 May 2016

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