Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Xiamen, China at Night | International Space Station

Xiamen, China at Night | International Space Station
This nighttime view shows the port city of Xiamen on China's southeast coast as the International Space Station orbited 255 miles above the South China Sea.

Xiamen is a sub-provincial city in southeastern Fujian province, People's Republic of China, beside the Taiwan Strait. It is divided into six districts: Huli, Siming, Jimei, Tong'an, Haicang, and Xiang'an. Altogether, these cover an area of 1,699.39 square kilometers (656.14 sq mi) with a population of 3,531,347 as of 2010. The urbanized area of the city has spread from its original island to include parts of all six of its districts, with a total population of 1,861,289. This area connects to Quanzhou in the north and Zhangzhou in the west, making up a metropolis of more than five million people.
(Source: Wikipedia)

Credit: NASA/Johnson Space Center (JSC)
Image Date: September 12, 2019


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