Photo Friday: The Great Lakes from orbit

The Great Lakes, as seen from the International Space Station. Photo by Chris Hadfield, courtesy of NASA.

The Great Lakes, as seen from the International Space Station. Photo by Chris Hadfield, courtesy of NASA.

The Great Lakes appear through the clouds in this photo taken from the International Space Station by Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield. He posted it recently on his Twitter account  as part of a social media campaign to promote his team’s mission. Hadfield is the commander of Expedition 35, marking the first time a Canadian astronaut has been in command of the station, according to the Canadian Space Agency.

  • Joe

    Now that you can see it from space, you can read about what causes the horrific green slimy mess that Lake Erie has become. A stalled conveyor system! The New York Power Authority uses an Ice Boom to hold back ice in Lake Erie. This prevents the natural ice transportation of nutrients and sediment. The build up of left over biomass from the previous season jump starts algae blooms and botulism outbreaks. Please Google “Joe Barrett/Ice Boom” and read Ice Boom Theory. Then tell your favorite reporter to do a story! THX JBB of http://www.bantheboom.com

  • Rita Chapman

    Such lovely and wonderful and vulnerable Great Lakes! I’m so glad to live in the state literally surrounded by these awe inspiring waters, to be part of their history, to receive their gifts. Thank you, Commander Hadfield!