This video was taken by the crew of Expedition 30 on board the International Space Station. The sequence of shots was taken January 1, 2012 from 16:28:35 to 16:49:55 GMT, on a pass from central Turkey, south of Kayseri, to the Indian Ocean, west of Australia. The video begins looking southeast towards Iraq and the Persian Gulf. Kuwait City sits right of track as a brightly lit city on the coastline of the Arabian Peninsula. Continuing southeast over the Persian Gulf, the capital cities of Manama and Doha can be seen right of track before the ISS approaches Dubai and the Musandam Peninsula. The ISS continues over the Indian Ocean, with India far left of track. The video ends as the ISS continues southeast of the Indian Ocean.