Can You Identify These Earth Landmarks From 250 Miles Above?

By Ria Misra on at

Think you know the Bahamas from the Himalayas? It gets a whole lot harder from 250 miles above Earth. Test yourself and see. See more >>

Scott Kelly returns home today after (almost) a whole year in space, and one of the best parts of that year was his stunning — but often baffling — photographs of Earth from the space station.

We’ve assembled a few of his most confusing Earth shots for you to try your hand at guessing the locales. The locations are all listed below (in no specific order) and you can see the highlighting the invisible text below the pictures. Begin!

Locations:

  • The Sahara
  • The Alps
  • Aleutian Island Volcano
  • The Himalayas
  • The Bahamas
  • Mount Fuji
  • The Colorado Rockies
  • Washington, DC
  • Tokyo, Japan

1)

Himalayas


2)

The Alps


3)

The Sahara


4)

Aleutian Island Volcano


5)

Washington, DC


6)

The Bahamas


7)

Mount Fuji


8)

Tokyo, Japan


9)

The Colorado Rockies


All images taken by Scott Kelly / NASA