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OnOrbit: August 2017



As millions of people across the United States experienced a total eclipse as the umbra, or moon's shadow passed over them, only six people witnessed the umbra from space.


Composite image showing Tropical Storm Harvey over Trinidad & Tobago and Grenada, from 09:00 UTC on Friday, 18 August 2017.


The aurora and the night sky above Earth's atmosphere are pictured from the space station.


Crescent Earth as seen by Japan's Himawari 8 at 3:10 am PST this morning.


Composite image showing tropical storm Franklin in the Gulf of Mexico, from 06:00 UTC on Wednesday, 9 August 2017.


Peggy Whitson @AstroPeggy "638 days in space and the view is still amazing! Soaking up some sunset time in the cupola."


Сергей Рязанский @SergeyISS Космонавт Сергей Рязанский Когда на нашей планете наступает ночь... Buona notte, Italia!


Jack Fischer @Astro2fish "Sometimes you look out the window and it just takes your breath away from how beautiful Earth is. Today is one of those times."


Review: "The Sky Below: A True Story of Summits, Space, and Speed" by Scott Parazynski with Susy Flory


Randy Bresnik‏@AstroKomrade Super Typhoon #Noru, amazing the size of this weather phenomenon, you can almost sense its power from 250 miles above.