There’s a massive snowstorm here in New York City, but thanks to Scott Kelly (who is living on the International Space Station) we can see what it looks like from above. The weather front will pummel the East Coast throughout the day, with more than 20 inches (50.8 centimeters) of snowfall expected.



 

1/14/2016

Melrose Park

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

26.113889, -80.193611

 

Melrose Park is a residential community in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA. The neighborhood is planned with streets in eight concentric octagons and contains 1,975 households.


 

1/13/2016

Bourtange

Bourtange, Netherlands

53.0066°N 7.1920°E

 

Bourtange is a star fort located in the Netherlands. The complex was built in 1593 in the manner you see here so that an attack on any of its five walls could be aggressively counteracted from the two adjacent star points. The village currently has an occupation of 430.


 

1/12/2015

Cadiz Ranch

Mojave Desert, California, USA

34.494638, -115.500469

 

Cadiz Ranch in Essex, California is located in the middle of the Mojave Desert. The organic farm grows lemons, table grapes (dried and turned into raisins) and squash on more than 300 acres of irrigated desert. This is made possible by seven wells that pump 2,000 gallons of water per minute at all times from an underground aquifer - a layer of water-bearing permeable rock from which water can be extracted.


 

1/11/2016

Orlando International Airport

Orlando, Florida, USA

28°25′46″N 81°18′32″W

 

The Orlando International Airport in Orlando, Florida, USA is built in a hub-and-spoke layout with a large main terminal building surrounded by four concourses accessible via elevated people movers. The facility is the 43rd busiest airport in the world by passenger traffic, accommodating more than 35 million people each year.


 

1/10/2016

Jwaneng Diamond Mine

Kalahari Desert, Botswana

24°31′23″S 24°42′07″E

 

The Jwaneng Diamond Mine in Botswana is the richest diamond mine in the world with an annual output of as much as 15.6 million carats (2006). Mine richness takes into account the rate of diamond extraction combined with quality of the diamonds that are mined (sale price per weight). To extract the diamonds, the facility produces 9.3 million tons of ore and an additional 37 million tons of waste rock per year.


 

1/8/2016

Mount Taranaki

North Island, New Zealand

39°17′47″S 174°03′53″E

 

Mount Taranaki, also known as Mount Egmont, is an active stratovolcano on the west coast of New Zealand’s North Island. An incredible change in vegetation is sharply delineated between the national forest that encircles the volcano and the surrounding land comprised of intensively-farmed dairy pastures.


 

1/7/2016

Los Caracoles Pass

Andes Mountains

32°51'6"S 70°8'16"W

 

Los Caracoles Pass, or The Snails Pass, is a twisting mountain road located in a remote section of the Andes Mountains on the Chilean side of the border with Argentina. The path climbs to an elevation of 10,419 feet, has no roadside safety barriers, and is frequented by large trucks.


 

1/6/2016

Grande Dixence Dam

Hérémence, Switzerland

46°04′50″N 07°24′14″E

 

The Grande Dixence Dam in the canton of Valais in Switzerland is the tallest gravity dam in the world with a height of 935 feet (285 m). A gravity dam resists the horizontal thrust of the contained water, in this case the Dixence River, entirely by its own weight. The Grand Dixence took 14 years to construct, contains approximately six million cubic meters of concrete, and generates power for more than 400,000 Swiss homes.


 

1/6/2015

L'Eixample

Valencia, Spain

39°27′53″N 0°22′12″W

 

The urban plan of the L’Eixample district in Valencia, Spain is characterized by long straight streets, a strict grid pattern crossed by wide avenues, and apartments with communal courtyards. A similar layout was used for the district of the same name in Barcelona. The circular structure in the upper right is the Plaza de Toros de Valencia - the city’s largest bullfighting arena.


 

1/4/2015

Victoria Falls

Zambia / Zimbabwe

17°55′28″S 25°51′24″E

 

Victoria Falls is a waterfall located on the Zambezi River at the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe. While it is neither the highest nor the widest waterfall in the world, it is classified as the largest with a width of 1,708 meters (5,604 ft) and height of 108 meters (354 ft). Accordingly the falls contains the world's largest sheet of falling water with a flow of approximately 1088 cubic meters per second.


 

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1/2/2016

Port of Felixstowe

Felixstowe, United Kingdom

51.954171°N 1.310158°E

 

The Port of Felixstowe is the busiest port in the United Kingdom, handling approximately 42% of the country’s trade of shipping containers. The facility is able to accommodate ships that extend more than 400 meters (1312 feet) and have a cargo carrying capacity that is greater than half the volume of the Empire State Building.