EarthKam Week Wrap Up

This past week I visited and worked with students at 3 schools in the Lee’s Summit School District as we participated in the Sally Ride EarthKam Mission.
earthkam-ani    What is EarthKam? In short it is an opportunity for students to request images of the Earth’s surface to be taken by a camera on the International Space Station. The previous time I participated with the program was last January and during that week the daytime orbits we could request images from were all from the equator and southward. We got some great pictures of mountains and islands, and of course clouds!

Here are some of the pictures we received from the International Space Station. These have been cropped to a smaller size and edited using Photoshop.
Here is a link to the full size pictures (4312×2868).
Here are some follow-up activities:
Where in the World? (Student) (what to do with an image-what is it of)
Where in the World (Teacher)
Earth Features Seen From Space
Cloud Patterns

Caution: Objects viewed with an optical aid are further than they appear.
Click here to go to the Qué tal in the Current Skies web site for more observing information for this month.

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