Russian night cities From Space

Saratov

Saratov. Russian night cities From Space. Photo by cosmonaut Sergey Alexandrovich Volkov

Russian night cities From Space look very beautiful. Street lighting clearly outlines the boundaries of the urban area, and often we can see the most bizarre landscapes. However, to obtain such images is very difficult. To capture the city nightlife in all parts requires a longer exposure. Because of this, the image when shooting is inevitably blurred, because the ISS is flying over the city at high speed – over 7 km / s! The astronauts have learned how to get high-quality images only after the station has been installed with the homemade tracking system similar to clockwork mechanisms that are mounted on telescopes. Now, in urban images taken from a height of about 300 kilometers, you can see the neighborhoods and even individual streets.

Saratov at night

Saratov at night, A bird’s-eye view photo from website www.saratovmer.ru

Irkutsk, the large Russian city in Eastern Siberia

Irkutsk. Russian night cities From Space. Photo by cosmonaut Sergey Alexandrovich Volkov. Irkutsk – the large city in Eastern Siberia

Russian Hero cosmonaut Sergey Alexandrovich Volkov made an offer to subscribers in his social account VKontakte, which many could not refuse. Volkov takes orders for photos of any city or place on Earth from space – cosmonaut photographs from the ISS. On his page on the request of his fans, he has published images of his native Russia from space in real time. The photos were taken in the dark. Thus appeared cosmic in the literal and figurative sense, images of Russia.

Lipetsk

Lipetsk

Lipetsk at night

Lipetsk at night. image nesiditsa.ru

Moscow

Moscow. Photo taken from International Space Station by Russian cosmonaut Sergey Volkov

Moscow at night

Moscow at night

Orenburg

Orenburg. Photo taken from International Space Station by Russian cosmonaut Sergey Volkov

Orenburg at night

Orenburg at night. Photo – Andrew Kosykh

Tambov

Tambov. Photo taken from International Space Station by Russian cosmonaut Sergey Volkov

Tambov at night

Tambov at night

Vladivostok

Vladivostok. Photo taken from International Space Station by Russian cosmonaut Sergey Volkov

Vladivostok at night

Vladivostok at night

Volgograd

Volgograd. Photo taken from International Space Station by Russian cosmonaut Sergey Volkov

Night Volgograd

Night Volgograd

Voronezh

Voronezh. Photo taken from International Space Station by Russian cosmonaut Sergey Volkov

Voronezh at night

Voronezh at night

Russian Hero cosmonaut Sergei Volkov

Russian Hero cosmonaut Sergei Volkov

Sergey Volkov (born 1 April 1973 Chuguev, Kharkov region, Ukraine) – Russian pilot and cosmonaut. Hero of Russia (2009), Pilot-Cosmonaut of the Russian Federation (2009). The son of a cosmonaut, Hero of the Soviet Union Alexander Alexandrovich Volkov. The world’s first cosmonaut of the second generation.

Source: vk.com/iss_volkov