Visual Science readers may be way ahead of me on this, but I was psyched to find out that the International Space Station astronauts are on Twitter, where they are posting fresh images and updates. On Oct 29th 2010, from 220 miles above Earth, an Expedition 25 crew member onboard the ISS shot this nighttime image of the Gulf Coast.
Mobile Bay and the city of Mobile (beneath the solar panels of the docked Russian Soyuz spacecraft), New Orleans, and Houston are visible toward the southwest (down). The Interstate Highway 20 cities of Jackson, Shreveport, Dallas and Fort Worth are also visible further inland. The view extends northward (left) to Little Rock and Oklahoma City.