Skip to main content

The Eastern North Atlantic from Space

(Image credit: NASA)

Taken aboard the International Space Station, this photo looks northeastward with Ireland in the foreground, and the UK to the back and right. The sun rises in the background, while the Aurora Borealis glows along the rest of the horizon. This image was taken on March 28, 2012. Staff is the premier source of space exploration, innovation and astronomy news, chronicling (and celebrating) humanity's ongoing expansion across the final frontier. We transport our visitors across the solar system and beyond through accessible, comprehensive coverage of the latest news and discoveries. For us, exploring space is as much about the journey as it is the destination.