Views Don't Get Any Better Than This

Some people claim to have a great view from their bedroom window or work desk. Their claims are worth nothing compared to the view the astronauts in the ISS get.

This image shows the view from the Cupola on the Earth-facing side of the International Space Station, timed so that our planet entirely fills the field of view. Taken just last week, you can see the Russian Soyuz crew capsule top left, and solar array bottom right.

But none of that really matters, because it's just incredible to look at. Just imagine how inspired you'd feel waking up to see that view of a morning. [NASA]

Image by NASA