A Great Big City

Manhattan from Space

Check NASA Astronaut Ron Garan’s (@Astro_Ron) photo of the New York City area as seen from the International Space Station! Photo taken on July 31, 2011 at 3:44pm EST from around 240 miles above the earth.

Image via @Astro_Ron on TwitpicClick for larger image

What are some of the landmarks or interesting things you can see in this image?

It’s striking how the taller buildings in Midtown and the Financial District create such a change in the landscape, which can even be seen from far above the city.

Use this map to get a better idea of what you’re looking at in the image:

Learn more about Yonkers’ own Ron Garan in his interview with the NY Daily News.

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