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OnOrbit: January 2022



The International Space Station was orbiting 267 miles above the south Pacific Ocean east of New Zealand when this photograph was taken from a window on the seven-windowed cupola.


On January 13, 2022, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on board NASA's Aqua satellite acquired a true-color image of the start of something big--a massive volcanic eruption on from an undersea volcano in Tonga that triggered tsunami waves on January 15which impacted coastal areas from New Zealand to Alaska.


The Hunga Tonga/Hunga Ha'apai eruption as imaged from the Japanese Himawari-8 weather satellite 36,000km up.


An International Space Station solar array captured over Earth from the Cupola window.


The International Space Station is pictured from the SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour during a fly around of the orbiting lab that took place following its undocking from the Harmony module's space-facing port on Nov. 8, 2021.


The SpaceX Cargo Dragon is pictured docked to the space station.


The sun shines above the Earth's horizon as the International Space Station orbited 264 miles above the Canadian province of Quebec.


Pictured from left, are the Soyuz MS-19 crew ship and the Nauka multipurpose laboratory module with the Prichal docking module attached


The Richat structure, an eroded geological dome, located in the African nation of Mauritania, is pictured from the International Space Station as it orbited 262 miles above Earth.


The SpaceX Cargo Dragon vehicle is pictured docked to the International Space Station while orbiting 265 miles above Europe.