Science and Exploration

An Orbital Moonset Over Nepal

By Keith Cowing
Press Release
June 26, 2022
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An Orbital Moonset Over Nepal
Orbital Moonset Over Nepal

As the Moon sets below Earth’s horizon the atmosphere refracts, or bends, its light making it appear flatter in this photograph taken from the International Space Station as it orbited 261 miles above the Himalayas near Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal.
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