This incredible picture was taken by Reid Wiseman from the International Space Station. He shared the picture with the world on twitter, captioning it with “Clouds cast thousand-mile shadows into the black of space. A favorite view of ours.”
ISS: Quick Facts
It took 136 space flights to build.
It orbits Earth at 7.71 km/s (4.791 m/s), which is fast enough to go to the moon and return to Earth within a day.
It has a surface area comparable to an American football field and is similar in size to the Tantive IV, the corvette that carries Princess Leia at the start of A New Hope.
211 people, representing 15 countries, have worked on the ISS.