South Island from 330 km-ish

The International Space Station orbits at a mean altitude ranging of 330 (it needs periodic boosts to restore it’s altitude).

Here is a photo of the South Island of New Zealand posted on Twitter by @Thom_astro:

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Thomas Parquet:

Européen Français, pilote de vaisseau spatial à l’ESA en mission pour six mois sur l’ISS / Euro-French spacecraft pilot at ESA, now on 6-month ISS mission

More interesting pics of different parts of the planet from him  here.

 

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  1. PDB

     /  May 25, 2017

    PG: “New Zedaland”

    Has Zedd’s socialist movement take over the country?