Picture of the Day: The East Coast at Night with the Aurora Borealis in the Distance

More

620615main_iss1600_946-710.jpg

On January 29, one of the members of the Expedition 30 crew currently on board the International Space Station orbiting Earth snapped this incredible picture of the East Coast at night. The hive that is New York City and surrounding areas shine brightly in the lower center. Philadelphia and Boston lie not far from New York's reach. In the north, Montreal and, far off to the left, Toronto round out the urban picture. At the horizon, the green glow of the Aurora Borealis, the result of recent sun storms, shades the night sky.

Below, recent Pictures of the Day:

Image: NASA.

Jump to comments
Presented by

Rebecca J. Rosen is a senior editor at The Atlantic, where she oversees the Business Channel. She was previously an associate editor at The Wilson Quarterly.

Get Today's Top Stories in Your Inbox (preview)

Why Are Americans So Bad at Saving Money?

The US is particularly miserable at putting aside money for the future. Should we blame our paychecks or our psychology?


Elsewhere on the web

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register. blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

The Death of Film

You'll never hear the whirring sound of a projector again.

Video

How to Hunt With Poison Darts

A Borneo hunter explains one of his tribe's oldest customs: the art of the blowpipe

Video

A Delightful, Pixar-Inspired Cartoon

An action figure and his reluctant sidekick trek across a kitchen in search of treasure.

Video

I Am an Undocumented Immigrant

"I look like a typical young American."

Video

Why Did I Study Physics?

Using hand-drawn cartoons to explain an academic passion

Writers

Up
Down

More in Technology

Just In