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.
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.
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.
Oleg Dmitrievich Kononenko is the 102nd cosmonaut of Russia and the 473rd cosmonaut of the world. As of April 2019, it is located on the International Space Station. He has already spent 533 days in space during his three previous flights.He took many photos of various regions of the Earth.