Péter Beszeda

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Barcelona, Spain ~ By NASA Goddard Space Flight

night lights of the Iberian Peninsula (Spain, Portugal), and some of the North African coast (Morocco, Algeria). You can clearly see the bright lights of Lisbon and Madrid. (This is the kind of photo that Chris Cassidy took from the ISS’s Cupola).

Five Planets and the Moon over Australia | It is not a coincidence that planets line up. That's because all of the planets orbit the Sun in (nearly) a single sheet called the plane of the ecliptic. When viewed from inside that plane -- as Earth dwellers are likely to do -- the planets all appear confined to a single band. It is a coincidence, though, when several of the brightest planets all appear in nearly the same direction.

NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day 2016 August 16 Five Planets and the Moon over Australia It is not a coincidence that planets line up. That’s because all of the planets orbit the Sun in (nearly) a single sheet called the plane of the ecliptic.