OnOrbit: December 2017

Randy Bresnik‏@AstroKomrade Approaching the Himalayas, truly a needle in a haystack trying to find Mt. Everest/Sagarmatha. Amazingly enough, we did. #4DaysOverEverest

Randy Bresnik @AstroKomrade With the blackness of space above, far away on our horizon, the impressive vertical of Mt. Everest/ stands out. #4DaysOverEverest

The Progress 68 (68P) cargo craft is pictured docked to the Pirs docking compartment.

The Soyuz MS-05 spacecraft, which launched three Expedition 53 crew members to the International Space Station in July 28, 2017, is pictured docked to the Rassvet module.

Red lettuce is pictured being cultivated inside the Veggie facility for the Veg-03 botany experiment.

Composite image of tropical cyclones Dahlia (NE of Australia) and Three (tip of India) from 06:00 UTC on Thursday, 30 November 2017.

Atafu Atoll in the Southern Pacific Ocean is featured in this image photographed by an Expedition 18 crewmember on the International Space Station.

Frigid air blowing from Eastern Russia created dramatic cloud formations over the Sea of Okhotsk in late November, 2017.