[Skip to content]
ISS008-E-13212
Browse image
Resolutions offered for this image:
3032 x 2064 pixels 540 x 405 pixels 1000 x 662 pixels 3032 x 2064 pixels 639 x 435 pixels

MAP LOCATION
latitude/longitude of image
Spacecraft nadir point: 33.4° N, 106.4° W

Photo center point: 32.0° N, 106.5° W

Nadir to Photo Center: South

Spacecraft Altitude: 195 nautical miles (361km)
Click for Google map
IMAGE DETAILS
features and other details
CAMERA INFORMATION
information about camera used
ALL DOWNLOAD OPTIONS
additional formats
Width Height Annotated Cropped Purpose Links
3032 pixels 2064 pixels No No Earth From Space collection Download Image
540 pixels 405 pixels Yes Yes NASA's Earth Observatory web site Download Image
1000 pixels 662 pixels No No NASA's Earth Observatory web site Download Image
3032 pixels 2064 pixels No No Download Image
639 pixels 435 pixels No No Download Image
Other options available:
Download Packaged File
Download a Google Earth KML for this Image
View photo footprint information
Image Caption: This international image of the El Paso-Juarez area on the U.S.-Mexico border is the 100,000th photograph of Earth that astronauts have taken from the International Space Station. It was taken on January 26, 2004, by Expedition 8 crewmembers.

The Rio Grande can be seen meandering through the area, forming the boundary between the sister cities of El Paso, Texas and Juarez, Chihuahua. North is to the right in this image, and the setting sun has cast the east side of the Sierra Juarez and Franklin Mountains into shadow.

Photographs of Earth are a concrete way for astronauts to share their observations and experience in orbit with the public. Scientists integrate them with a variety of other remote sensing data in their Earth science research. The record of astronaut photography of Earth starts over 40 years ago with the first human spaceflights and represents the longest continuous record of the state of the planet as observed from orbit.