Astronaut photograph ISS031-E-123071 was acquired on June 14, 2012, with a Nikon D2Xs digital camera using a 45 mm lens, and is provided by the ISS Crew Earth Observations experiment and Image Science & Analysis Laboratory, Johnson Space Center. The image was taken by the Expedition 31 crew.

Taken from the International Space Station, this photograph shows a rarely seen perspective of the Great Lakes. Astronauts have used this view point to observe a variety of natural phenomena ranging from noctilucent clouds to aurora and, in this case, sunlight reflected off the off the mirror-esque surface of the Great Lakes.

Image courtesy NASA-JSC

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