The International Space Station (ISS) often shares magnificent pictures of outer space. The Instagram handle of ISS is a treasure trove for those who love to watch educational videos and fascinating images showcasing Earth and space. In its latest post, the space station shared a set of stunning images showcasing two orbital sunrises from opposite sides of the world on the same day.
Notably, an orbital sunrise is a sunrise seen from space when the curvature of the earth is visible. The international space station which orbits the Earth at a height of 409 km, completes one revolution of Earth in 90 minutes. And this makes it witness 16 sunsets and sunrises every day. However, the latest picture shared by the space station is special.
In an Instagram post, International Space Station shared the pictures and wrote, ‘’Two orbital sunrises from opposite sides of the world pictured on the same day show the Earth’s atmosphere beginning to illuminate revealing the cloud tops above the Pacific Ocean northeast of New Zealand (pic 1) and above southern Brazil (pic 2).”
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The visually appealing pictures show variations of hues emanating from the sun, mesmerizing clouds, and a medley of colours.
Since being shared 17 hours ago, the photo has garnered more than 46,000 likes and many comments. Internet users were left mesmerised to watch the images and thanked ISS for the visual treat.
One user wrote, ‘’Gorgeous view have a great day and evening at the iss.” Another commented, ‘’ Those colors are killer.” ‘’Absolutely stunning!!!!” read a third comment. A fourth joked, ‘’No UFOs around there??”
Launched in 1998 by the United States, Russia, Canada, Japan, and members of the European Space Agency (ESA), ISS is the size of a football field and weighs about the same as a jam-packed Boeing 747. Five space agencies representing 15 countries operate the ISS.
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