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Golden Gaaaate From Spaaace

February 4, 2010

Last week Soichi Noguchi, a Japanese astronaut aboard the International Space Station, took this picture of the Golden Gate Bridge and its morning shadow.

Holy crap. Please also take pictures of Bernal and Sutro. Arigato.

(Thanks to Alexis Madrigal for pointing this out.)

Nice lens, especially considering he’s about 200 miles up.  For perspective, compare this to shots from Mt. Diablo, 30 miles away.  Noguchi-san’s shots are like taking pictures from Reno.

Bonus picture – Mt. Fuji from space.

More great pictures from Soichi’s Twitpic feed, and he’s on Twitter too. (Twitterific has a nice translation tool btw.)

So how about an HD camera strapped to the bottom of the ISS with that level of zoom?  NHK did it for the moon — get on it NASA. I’d watch that 24/7 on Comcast. (Well, OK, 8/7 given our land-ocean ratio.) Subscribe to twISSt and you’d know exactly when to look.

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  1. Matt permalink
    February 4, 2010 6:52 pm

    There’s a Japanese tourist joke in this somewhere….

    but really, super cool.

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