Tokyo, Japan.

For the past few weeks, Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi, traveling in orbit 200 miles above the Earth at around 17,000 mph, has been on board the International Space Station tweeting images of his view from space.

The images, which were taken with digital cameras on board the International Space Station, have been posted to Twitter via Twitpic, a Web site that allows users to easily post pictures.

Surfing the Web from space on the ultimate wireless connection, the crew recently received access to the Internet from orbit via what is known as the Crew Support LAN, which routes ISS Web browsing through a computer on the ground, according to Kelly Humphries, the International Space Station and Mission Operations public affairs officer at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.

Originally from Yokohama, Japan, Noguchi is in orbit as part of Expedition 22, a five-member team currently responsible for running the International Space Station.

Take a look at some of the amazing images of Earth as see through the International Space Station's windows.

"Brilliant city lights over Tokyo, Japan," Posted January 28, 2010.

Photo by: Soichi Noguchi

Amazon, Brazil

"Amazon, Brazil," posted on February 6.
Photo by: Soichi Noguchi

Golden Gate Bridge

"Golden Gate Bridge, San Fransisco, CA. Beautiful shadow :-)" posted January 30.
Photo by: Soichi Noguchi

Full moon, seen from space!

"Full Moon, seen from space!" posted February 1.
Photo by: Soichi Noguchi

Malvides Island

"Malvides Island, Indian Ocean. Breathtakingly beautiful!" posted February 3, 2010.
Photo by: Soichi Noguchi

Mount Fuji

"Mount Fuji, Japan. 3,776m. The highest mountain in Japan." posted January 31.
Photo by: Soichi Noguchi

Hawaii

"Hawaii island in the early morning sunlight. Home of Ellison Onizuka, one of the fallen heroes of Space Shuttle Challenger, 1986." posted on January 31.
Photo by: Soichi Noguchi

Mt Kilimanjaro

"Mt. Kilimanjaro", the 5,895-meter (19,341-ft) inactive volcano in northeastern Tanzania, posted February 1.
Photo by: Soichi Noguchi

Quebec City

"Quebec City, Canada. Is it time for Carnaval?" posted February 3.
Photo by: Soichi Noguchi

KSC, Florida

"KSC, Florida. Space Shuttle Endeavour STS-130 is ready to launch on Sunday!!!" posted on February 4.
Photo by: Soichi Noguchi

Rome

"Rome, Italy. Enjoy Roman Holiday!" posted February 4.
Photo by: Soichi Noguchi

Moscow

"Moscow, Russia. Star City is far back on the right upper corner. #spacetweet" posted February 5.
Photo by: Soichi Noguchi

Ho Chi Minh City

"Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Oh, I miss pho noodle! #ISS" posted February 5.
Photo by: Soichi Noguchi

Aruba

"Aruba_Antiles, near Venezuela. Beautiful!" posted February 6.
Photo by: Soichi Noguchi

London

"London, England - first time that I saw the whole city without any cloud." posted February 7.
Photo by: Soichi Noguchi

Pico De Orizaba

"Pico De Orizaba, the highest mountain in Mexico," is the third highest peak in North America at 5,636 meters (18,490 feet). Posted February 7.
Photo by: Soichi Noguchi

New Orleans

On February 8, a day after the New Orleans Saints 31-17 victory over the Indianapolis Colts in Superbowl XLIV, Soichi Noguchi posted this image "New Orleans, LA. Congrats, New Orleans Saints!!!"
Photo by: Soichi Noguchi

Bahrain

"Bahrain. Feel like fishing?" posted February 9.
Photo by: Soichi Noguchi

Bucharest, Romania

"Bucharest, Romania" posted February 9.
Photo by: Soichi Noguchi

Sydney

"Sydney, Australia. Should be Mid-Summer down-under." posted February 9.

You can continue to see new images tweeted from space by Soichi Noguchi at on his Twitter page.
Photo by: Soichi Noguchi

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