Douglas H. Wheelock

@Astro_Wheels

Test Pilot; NASA Astronaut: STS-120 & ISS-25; Space Station Commander; Aspiring Poet; Inspired by quiet moments, kindness and the power of the spoken word.

Beautiful atoll in the South Pacific through a 400mm lens. About 1200 miles south of Honolulu . In the ‘Line Islands’ along ‘Christmas Ridge’, either ‘Teraina’ or ‘Tabuaeran’?

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1719 days ago

Beautiful atoll in the South Pacific through a 400mm lens. About 1200 miles south of Honolulu . In the ‘Line Islands’ along ‘Christmas Ridge’, either ‘Teraina’ or ‘Tabuaeran’?

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SaveTetaroa 1525 days ago

Do you have a space photo of Tetiaroa atoll in the South Pacific. 35 mi north of Tahiti?

Daniel_Craig 1586 days ago

Cool. This pic shows the beauty of our planet.

novalnd 1657 days ago

this is awsome!

iprashantsharma 1692 days ago

lets see how beautiful earth is..

iprashantsharma 1692 days ago

why it is so different ?

dantasitalo 1700 days ago

Muito Legais suas Fotos Foolow-mw

EberoSS 1702 days ago

I find it astonishing. Is it inhabited island?

Sherry_Foster 1706 days ago

Wow what a beautiful view and the target for all those minuteman missile launches from Vandenberg AFB. Where is SpongeBob? LOL

LuisaNievesIna 1708 days ago

It is a beauty..... I would like to be in that paradise... It is surrounded by a ocean so blue ... The mangroves provide habitat for wonderful marine species.

y2_jedi 1712 days ago

Oh! What a amazing place is there! I wish to go some time.
I feels to important the earth when I see beautiful photograph from the space.
I am glad if people in the world can share this feeling.

masutebaria 1713 days ago

綺麗ですね。素晴らしいサンゴ礁の大きな島が、地球のプールにも見えます。

AnitaKokoreva 1713 days ago

W_O_W!!!:-)

jeannepensa 1715 days ago

As ilhas do pacífico são maravilhosas

shima411 1715 days ago

綺麗な珊瑚礁ですね ^0^//

PC0101 1716 days ago

The solar eclipse as seen from Easter Island is here: http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/image/1007/TSE2010Easter_guisard.jpg

PC0101 1717 days ago

for the crew from 2:19 to 2:41pm and again from 4:06 to 4:15 pm EDT.

PC0101 1717 days ago

NASA writes: The ISS will pass through the penumbral shadow on two orbits resulting in a partial solar eclipse

STfangirl 1717 days ago

Really nice. Looks like a baby footprint.

shiosho11 1717 days ago

CoooooooooL!!

PC0101 1718 days ago

Sleeping time on board of ISS: 5.30 PM to 5.00 AM EDT (still one hour to work).