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OnOrbit: July 2019



ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet is photographed during a spacewalk 259 miles above Argentina in January 2017.


The Orange River separates the nations of Namibia and South Africa


A portion of the Sahara desert in Algeria is pictured as the International Space Station orbited 260 miles above north Africa.


Expedition 60 Flight Engineer Nick Hague of NASA harvests Mizuna Mustard Greens


The Soyuz MS-13 crew ship approaches the International Space Station for a docking to the Zvezda service module's rear docking port.


The Earth's limb and the atmospheric glow highlight the thin blue atmosphere back lit by the Sun's rays during a period between night and day.


Flying 268 miles above New Zealand, the International Space Station's docked Progress 72 resupply ship is silhouetted over a wispy aurora australis, or "southern lights," the Earth's atmospheric glow and a starry orbital nighttime sky.


The moon is photographed in its first quarter phase just above the Earth's limb as the International Space Station orbited 255 miles above the Pacific Ocean south of the Hawaiian island chain.


Lakes Erie and St. Clair and the cities of Detroit, Michigan and Toledo, Ohio are pictured as the International Space Station orbited 257 miles over North America.


The atmospheric glow and a wispy aurora australis, also known as the "southern lights," frame a cloud-covered Earth as the International Space Station orbited 254 miles above the Indian Ocean due east of the territory of French Southern and Antarctic Lands.


The Volga River is the longest river in Europe and runs through Russia with its delta flowing into the Caspian Sea just south of the Kazakhstan border.


The Murghab river flows into the oasis city of Mary in the Karakum Desert in Turkmenistan.


The International Space Station flies 255 miles above Indonesia as the sun's glint beams off the Celebes Sea in southeast Asia.


Earth's atmospheric glow, highlighted by the Moon and a starry orbital nighttime background, are pictured as the International Space Station orbited 256 miles above the Pacific Ocean, southeast of the Hawaiian island chain.


Mount Shasta in California is pictured from the International Space Station as the orbital complex orbited 256 miles above the Pacific Ocean off the west coast of the United States.