Good Night, Earth: Amazing Photos from Space

By David Noonan from original

Want to get away from it all for a few minutes? I mean, really away from it all, like 512 miles out in space? Then head over to Wired.com and check out this incredible slideshow of nighttime images of the earth taken by NASA’s Suomi NPP satellite.

The play of light and darkness renders familiar landmarks–the Mediterranean Sea, the coast of California–strange and enchanting. Floating around in space, it turns out, is the perfect lunchtime break. Click here for more about the Suomi NPP.