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OnOrbit: August 2019



The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite 16 (GOES-16) acquired data for this composite image of Hurricane Dorian at 11 a.m. Atlantic Standard Time (15:00 Universal Time) on August 29, 2019.


NASA's Terra satellite passed over the northwestern Atlantic Ocean as Dorian reached hurricane status during the afternoon of August 28, 2019.


The SpaceX Dragon resupply ship is pictured attached to the International Space Station's Harmony module as the orbital complex flew 260 miles above the Nile River Delta in Egypt.


Expedition 60 Flight Engineer Christina Koch of NASA looks through the station's "window to the world," the seven-windowed cupola. Koch was photographing landmarks as the orbiting lab flew 259 miles above the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of South America.


A full Moon is pictured from the International Space Station as the orbiting complex flew 270 miles above the South Pacific Ocean off the coast of South America.


The Milky Way lights up an orbital night pass as the International Space Station orbited 257 miles above the Coral Sea in between Australia and Papua New Guinea. The atmospheric glow highlights Earth's limb below.


The SpaceX Dragon space freighter approaches the International Space Station as the Canadarm2 robotic arm is poised to reach out and grapple the commercial resupply ship.