Admire the Peculiar Beauty of Italy Sleeping in Moonlight

City lights trace out settlements in the matte black of Italy at night, but moonglint softens the surrounding water.

This photograph was taken by a member of Expedition 37 from the International Space Station on October 17, 2013. It covers the Elba-Follonica-Grosseto-Orbetello area of Italy.

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Image credit: NASA


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