Sunset from Columbia

Sunset from Columbia

View from Columbia Space Shuttle

View from Columbia Space Shuttle

This photograph was taken by the crew on board the Columbia during its last mission. This photograph was taken via satellite, on a cloudless day.The picture is of Europe and Africa when the sun is setting. Half of the picture is in night. The bright dots you see are the cities lights.The top part of Africa is the Sahara Desert. Note that the lights are already on in Holland, Paris, and Barcelona,and that’s it’s still daylight in London, Lisbon, and Madrid.