The View from "Kibo"
Here we present photos taken from "Kibo" and the Cupola (the observation window of the ISS)
Our home, the earth.
A planet that is beautiful beyond words
The majestic forces
of nature overwhelm us.
The lights of civilization
The lights of night pass below your eyes,
and you sense the life of humanity from space
Extraordinary space phenomena
The mysteries of space
that enchant astronauts
Venus and Spica as seen from the ISS. This image was taken by JAXA Astronaut Kimiya Yui and on his Twitter account (2015).
*The planet in the center is Venus and the small bluish-white star located diagonally to the upper right is Spica.
The Cupola observation window,
the largest window in space
Many photos and videos have been taken from the Cupola observation window of the ISS observation module. The geometrically-shaped dome is equipped with seven glass windows. The circular window in the center is 79 cm in diameter, and is the largest window ever to grace a spacecraft.