Science and Exploration

Orbital Night Over New Zealand

By Keith Cowing
Press Release
July 16, 2019
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Orbital Night Over New Zealand
Orbital Night Over New Zealand

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 bright light at top is the Pirs module’s lit airlock window.

iss060e002056 (June 29, 2019) – Larger image

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