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Flying Over the Earth at Night: Can you identify any of the landscapes? (VIDEO)

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Flying over the planet Earth at night is an amazing expedience. This NASA video, featured recently as the Astronomy Picture of the Day, is shot from the International Space Station showing how it feels flying over the earth at night.

Here is NASA's explaination.

"Many wonders are visible when flying over the Earth at night. A compilation of such visual spectacles was captured recently from the International Space Station (ISS) and set to rousing music. Passing below are white clouds, orange city lights, lightning flashes in thunderstorms, and dark blue seas. On the horizon is the golden haze of Earth's thin atmosphere, frequently decorated by dancing auroras as the video progresses. The green parts of auroras typically remain below the space station, but the station flies right through the red and purple auroral peaks. Solar panels of the ISS are seen around the frame edges. The ominous wave of approaching brightness at the end of each sequence is just the dawn of the sunlit half of Earth, a dawn that occurs every 90 minutes."

In case you are amazed about how fast the International Space Station is flying over the earth here is some information about the ISS speed.
Average speed 7,706.6 m/s
(27,743.8 km/h, 17,239.2 mph)
Orbital period 92 minutes 20 seconds

This video is real and is shared by NASA at the Astronomy Picture of the Day.

However, there is a challenge. Can you identify any of the landscapes?

Image source: Screenshot from this video.

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