Deserts, Cities and Seas: The Earth at Night from the International Space Station — VIDEO

Oct. 24, 2011, 12:46 p.m.

NASA on Monday re­leased foot­age of the Earth’s sur­face cap­tured by the crew of Ex­ped­i­tion 29 aboard the In­ter­na­tion­al Space Sta­tion. Click through to watch stun­ning night­time views of the Saha­ra, Tokyo and the Strait of Gibral­tar, as well as day­time views of the West­ern United States and the Red Sea. The im­ages were col­lec­ted in Septem­ber and Oc­to­ber.