Storm Clouds Brewing
This mass of storm clouds was observed by Expedition 1 from the International Space Station. The picture was the first Earth observation still image downlinked by the three-man crew, which consisted of flight engineer Sergei Krikalev, Soyuz commander Yuri Gidzenko and mission commander William Shepherd.
Currently, additional imagery taken by Expedition 13 crew members Jeffrey Williams, Pavel Vinogradov and Thomas Reiter has brought the total number of images of Earth taken from station to more than 248,000.
Image credit: NASA