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OnOrbit: June 2020



The International Space Station orbits above Tajikistan near the western border of China with the K2 mountain, the world's second-highest peak, below in the Karakoram range.


Chris Cassidy @Astro_SEAL Super cool view of the Annular Solar Eclipse which passed by our starboard side as we flew over China this morning.


Lake Nasser, a vast reservoir in southern Egypt and northern Sudan, is pictured from the International Space Station as it orbited above northeast Africa.


Russia's Progress 74 cargo craft is pictured docked to the International Space Station's Pirs docking compartment as the orbital complex was orbiting over northern Iraq.


The sun's glint on the Timor Sea between Indonesia and Australia is mellowed by cloud cover in this photograph from the International Space Station.


A waning gibbous Moon is pictured just above the Earth's horizon as the International Space Station orbited over the Atlantic Ocean just off the coast of the African nation of Angola.


This oblique view from the port side of the International Space Station's truss structure shows JAXA's (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) and the Canadian Space Agency's (CSA) contribution to the orbiting lab.


JAXA's (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) H-II Transfer Vehicle-9 (HTV-9) is pictured after its capture and installation with the Canadarm2 robotic arm to the Harmony module following a five-day trip to the International Space Station.


Astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken of NASA's Commercial Crew Program were aboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon as it approached the International Space Station.