Mount Everest, seen from the International Space Station (ISS).
The view is tilted about 45 degrees clockwise and looks to the
south-west. Everest (8850 metres, centre, largest shadow) is brightly
lit in the early morning sun. The low-angled light makes the mountains
stand out from their shadows. This is Everest's eastern side, the
Kangshang Face. The North Ridge, a popular climbing route, runs down to
lower centre. In front of Everest, a large glacier (grey) winds
downhill. Everest is on the border between China (lower left) and Nepal
(upper right). The ISS orbits around 380 kilometres above the Earth.
Photographed on 20 March 2002.