Reblogged from scienceisbeauty
Part of the Hawaiian Island Chain (7 Oct. 2010)
While on an orbit that took the International Space Station over the Pacific Ocean, one of the Expedition 25 crew members captured this image of part of the Hawaiian Island chain. While most of the islands are covered by clouds, Hawaii, the largest of them, is visible at lower center. A Russian Soyuz (foreground) and a Russian Progress vehicle are docked to the massive space station.