21 Amazing Photos Of Earth Taken From Space

Published August 23, 2016
Updated January 15, 2019
Published August 23, 2016
Updated January 15, 2019

These gorgeous pictures of Earth from space present our planet's colorful, bizarre geography from a stunning new perspective.

In these images taken by both satellites and astronauts living on the International Space Station, Earth’s strange and colorful terrain comes into focus from a fascinating new perspective. From the Sahara desert to coral reefs off the coast of Africa, the most beautiful places in the world look positively alien as seen from space.

Still, our planet remains a work of art whether it’s covered in ice or preparing for a hurricane. Here are 21 stunning pictures of Earth from space that prove just that:

Pictures Of Earth From Space
Auroras
Richat Structure
Barents Sea
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Next, check out some of the best photos that astronaut Scott Kelly took from space. Then, enjoy 25 vintage Apollo photos that place you at the scenes of some of NASA's most important moments.

Elisabeth Sherman
Elisabeth Sherman is a writer living in Jersey City, New Jersey.