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ISS nadir point: 51.8° N, 9.7° E

Photo center point: 58.0° N, 14.0° E

Nadir to Photo Center: Northeast

Spacecraft Altitude: 213 nautical miles (394km)
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Image Caption: Scandinavia at night

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station took this image of southern Scandinavia just before midnight under a full moon. Prominent features include a green aurora to the north (upper middle of the image), the blackness of the Baltic Sea (lower right), clouds (top right) and snow in Norway illuminated under a full moon. City lights clearly show the recognizable coastline of the Skagerrak and Kattegat seaway leading into the Baltic Sea that separates Denmark from its neighbors to the north. The largest light clusters on the seaway are the capital cities of Oslo and Copenhagen. Cities facing the Baltic are the Polish port of Gdańsk and the Swedish capital, Stockholm. Smaller cities in northern Germany reveal the Baltic coastline (lower right).