Orbital View: Planetary Paint

That seems to be the only way to describe the latest from our favorite astronaut:

One of his fans demands:

You have to tell us what we’re looking at. Every time.

Though it’s much more fun when people figure it out:

Thanks to my brilliant brother (😊), I found out this is Lake Tengiz, Kazakhstan, and surrounding area!

Very plausible answer. Kelly could really make a incredible View From Your Window Contest. Update: Looks like he’s way ahead of me, starting a contest back in 2011:

Through these snapshots, Commander Kelly will share his view from space and also engage the public by way of a virtual journey around the world via a geography trivia game on Twitter.

How to play: Users follow @StationCDRKelly, who will tweet from space a photo during the Expedition 25/26 flight. The first person to @reply to @StationCDRKelly with the correct answer wins. Use the hashtag #spacegeo after your reply and to follow the geography game on Twitter from space. Players are competing to be the first to name that inkblot of Earth from space to win a printed photo of the shot taken from space and autographed by astronaut Kelly after his return to Earth. At the end of each week, the trivia photo will be posted to nasa.gov along with the winner’s name.

Some early winners here. Updated rules for the contest here. Just last week: