Earlier this year, astronaut Shane Kimbrough shared an incredible photo of New Jersey from his view in the International Space Station, speeding at 17,000mph, about 200 miles above Earth.

This morning, astronaut Randy Bresnik posted his own snapshot, so we can look back down at ourselves.

 

Just tilt your head to the right (or turn your phone left) to get the angle we're used to, and you can see the incredible concentration of lights that is New York City, the string of lights running down the Jersey Shore, the deep blackness of the Pine Barrens...it's a beautiful thing, and a much-needed reminder that our issues and stresses are pretty insignificant in the grand scheme.

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