Pearl Harbor photographed by digital camera from Space Station

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) released this space picture of Pearl Harbor this week, on the 68th anniversary of the attack on the U.S. Naval base in the harbor by military forces of Japan. The attack caused the U.S. to enter World War II.


The photo was made by an astronaut on board the International Space Station in October, using a Nikon D2Xs digital camera fitted with a 400 mm lens. The picture was made in October and posted on NASA’s Earth Observatory Web site yesterday, December 7, the anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack.

Additional images taken by astronauts and cosmonauts can be viewed at the NASA/JSC Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth.

Photo provided by ISS Crew Earth Observations experiment and Image Science & Analysis Laboratory, Johnson Space Center.

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