[Skip to content]
ISS008-E-20656
Browse image
Resolutions offered for this image:
1992 x 3032 pixels 539 x 334 pixels 1000 x 1605 pixels 1004 x 1516 pixels 539 x 334 pixels 3032 x 2064 pixels 639 x 435 pixels

MAP LOCATION
latitude/longitude of image
Spacecraft nadir point: 49.5° N, 32.1° E

Photo center point: 50.5° N, 30.5° E

Nadir to Photo Center: Northwest

Spacecraft Altitude: 193 nautical miles (357km)
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
1992 pixels 3032 pixels No No NASA's Earth Observatory web site Download Image
539 pixels 334 pixels NASA's Earth Observatory web site Download Image
1000 pixels 1605 pixels No Yes NASA's Earth Observatory web site Download Image
1004 pixels 1516 pixels NASA's Earth Observatory web site Download Image
539 pixels 334 pixels Yes Yes 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: Kiev, Ukraine:
Last week, The International Space Station Expedition 8 crew took a series of images of the Ukrainian city of Kiev on a reservoir on the Dneiper River. Kiev is the capital of Ukraine and home to nearly 3 million people.

Kiev is rich in the history of western civilization. It was a trade center on the Baltic-Black Sea route in the 11th and 12th centuries, and one of the major cities in the Christian world, until Mongol invaders destroyed the city in 1240. Some of the 11th-century cathedrals, which contain famous artifacts, remain standing and have been restored. Throughout the Middle Ages, Kiev suffered through different occupations, but rose to be the center of Russian Orthodox Christianity by the 1800s. This cosmopolitan city was again largely destroyed during World War II. Despite its turbulent history, many of Kiev's world famous artifacts have been rebuilt, and the city is prominent as a cultural center.