What are the 7 things you can actually see from space?

What are the 7 things you can actually see from space?

Have you ever wondered what the earth looks like from space? I mean, I sure have! It seems strange to think that we humans would go to such extreme lengths just to get a glimpse of our planet. There are actually 7 things we can see from space that are impossible without a telescope, or with the naked eye.

Every day, we take more images of the natural world than ever before. With a renewed interest in space travel and technology, more people are adding a little extra alien encounter to the daily grind by visiting Space Center Houston And the International Space Station . Whether it's looking at stars from outer space or seeing something entirely different from our own planet, here's what you can see from space:

1. The Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. It was built in various stages over a period of 2,000 years by successive dynasties to protect the Chinese Empire from invaders.

The Great Wall of China stands today as a testament to human ingenuity, perseverance and determination. While it has become a symbol of national pride, many wonder if we can see it from space.

The answer is yes, we can!

The most obvious way to photograph the Great Wall is from a plane! This is no small feat because it requires planning ahead, precise timing and luck. The best time to photograph the Great Wall from an airplane is around sunset when the wall appears black against the red sky at sunset.

2. Hurricanes

Hurricanes are large storms, and they're visible from space. Some of them are visible from the Earth's surface as well, but the vast majority of hurricanes are not visible from the ground.

A hurricane is a tropical cyclone which develops over warm water. If a hurricane weather system forms over land, it is called a tropical storm. A hurricane becomes a typhoon when it develops over water in the northwestern Pacific Ocean or the northern Indian Ocean. A typhoon can be as large as a continent-sized storm.

3.Lightning Storms

Lightning storms can be seen from space, if you know where to look. Lightning flashes in the night sky are often visible against the backdrop of stars and other celestial objects.

There are several factors that affect how much light a lightning storm emits and where it appears in the sky. The first factor is distance from the observer's position: As you move farther away from a storm, the lightning appears dimmer.

Distance also affects how bright a lightning flash actually is: The farther away you are from the storm, the fainter it becomes. This is because light moves at a fixed speed (186,282 miles per second) regardless of whether it's being emitted or absorbed by something else (such as an object).

Another factor that determines how bright a lightning flash appears is its color: The closer you get to a thunderstorm center, the more likely you'll see red or pink lighting. When you're far away from a storm system, however, chances are good that your view will be dominated by white lightning flashes.

Finally, there's atmospheric conditions at any given time: If there's no wind present or if it's blowing in your direction, chances are high that your view of lightning will be blocked by clouds — especially if those clouds

4. Snow Covered Areas

Snowy areas are visible from space because of their reflection in the low clouds. The white color of snow makes it easier to spot from above.

The reflection from snow can be seen in satellite images taken by the Landsat series of satellites that have been in orbit since 1984. These images show a large area of white covering the country, covering a total area of more than 3 million square miles (7 million square kilometers).

5. Human Settlement Patterns

Human settlement patterns are a key indicator of how an area has changed over time. They show how people have moved around and how they have settled in different places.

Human settlement patterns can be seen using satellite images, which are taken from space. The images are very detailed and give us information on land use, population density and settlements.

Satellite imagery can be used to identify differences in human settlement patterns between different areas. This helps us understand what has happened in some areas over time and how these changes have affected other areas nearby.

6. Territorial Borders

With the help of satellites, we can now see territorial borders from space.

We are able to see these borders in high resolution and at night time.

Satellites like Himawari-8 (8th Japanese weather satellite) or Meteosat-9 (5th European weather satellite) can capture images of our planet with an accuracy of just 10km.

7. Fertilized Lands (from farming)

Fertilized Lands from space can be seen in the morning and evening. The Sun rises and sets over the fertilized lands. It is also visible during the day, so you can use your telescope to find out more about the fertilized lands.


If you're anything like us, you've watched the videos many times, and even wondered about them yourself. After doing some research and looking through various articles, this was the list that we came up with. Things keep changing from year to year as different spacecrafts are launched and find new things, so you'll need to check back periodically for updates. Don't miss out on the best views of our world – pick a date and shoot for the stars ;-).


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