Italy from Space
French Astronaut Thomas Pesquet snapped this gorgeous photo of Italy by night from the International Space Station. A docked Soyuz spacecraft is seen in the foreground.
Pesquet said this is one of his favorite shots of Earth from the ISS. "Lightning illuminates the clouds from inside at night: beautiful show," Pesquet wrote.
Pesquet snapped this photo of Mont Blanc, the tallest mountain in the Alps on Jan. 1, 2017. The mountain peak is often called "Europe’s roof."
Pesquet captured this photo of "the Jura mountains swimming in the clouds" on Dec. 31, 2016. The Jura Mountains are located in the western Alps along the France-Switzerland border.
Canada in the Snow
"A very straight road in the middle of an icy no-man’s land," Pesquet wrote when he shared this photo, which was taken on Dec. 26, 2016. "Stay warm out there in Canada."
"So much snow it looks like cream!" Pesquet wrote when he shared this photo of snow-covered mountains on Dec. 24, 2016.
Thomas Pesquet took this photo of Bordeaux, a city in southwest France where some of his family resides, on Dec. 17, 2016.
Lake Nesser & the Nile
This photo of Egypt from space shows Lake Nasser, the Nile river and the Aswan dam.
"People have been dotting the desert with irrigated fields in Jordan," Pesquet wrote when he shared this photo, which was taken on Dec. 12, 2016.
Lake Tanganyika is a huge lake that sits between the border of Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.