Can You Identify These Earth Landmarks From 250 Miles Above?

Think you know the Bahamas from the Himalayas? It gets a whole lot harder from 402km above Earth. Test yourself and see.

Scott Kelly returned home yesterday after (almost) a whole year in space, and one of the best parts of that year was his stunning — but often baffling — photographs of Earth from the space station.

We've assembled a few of his most confusing earth shots for you to try your hand at guessing the locales. The locations are all listed below (in no specific order) and you can see the answer by pulling back the slider. Begin!

Locations:

  • The Sahara

  • The Alps

  • Aleutian Island Volcano

  • The Himalayas

  • The Bahamas

  • Mount Fuji

  • The Colorado Rockies

  • Washington, DC

  • Tokyo, Japan

1)


2)


3)


4)


5)


6)


7)


8)


9)

All images taken by Scott Kelly / NASA

Follow the author at @misra


Comments

Be the first to comment on this story!

Trending Stories Right Now