Science and Exploration

Orbital Stargazing

By Keith Cowing
Press Release
July 18, 2019
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Orbital Stargazing
Orbital Stargazing

The Earth’s limb and the atmospheric glow highlight the thin blue atmosphere back lit by the Sun’s rays during a period between night and day.
The light of the moon and the starry Milky Way drape the background as the International Space Station orbited 257 miles above the Pacific Ocean between Hawaii and Mexico.

iss060e002090 (June 29, 2019) – larger image

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