Viewed From The International Space Station, Clouds Cast Fascinating Thousand-Mile Long Shadows…
Since joining the International Space Station, geophysicist Alexander Gerst has spent a good deal of his free time taking photographs of the Earth, as it speeds by 205 miles below.
In the process, Gerst has captured hurricanes, floods, dust storms and oil fields among other things.
One of his favorite Earth features to photograph have been the shadows cast by clouds, which sometimes appear incredibly dramatic when viewed from space.
Dense cloud formations can throw long shadows that can stretch for thousands of miles on the Earth’s surface, before disappearing into the horizon.