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ISS releases pictures of spectacular night-time shots of Earth


Team Udayavani, May 30, 2021, 12:49 PM IST

International Space Station (ISS) shared some spectacular photos of the Earth captured by the astronauts stationed on it.

In an Instagram post, the ISS shared four different photos of “Earth’s colors,” capturing our planet “from the city lights to the hues of an orbital sunrise.”

The post consists of the images of Mauritius and Réunion Island on the Indian Ocean at night, with the glittering lights marking their boundaries in the dark sea.

The second image, the Sun’s glint beaming off the Tasman Sea on the south-eastern coast of New South Wales, Australia can be seen.

The third image is of night lights of Italy during and orbital twilight, while the fourth shows captivating hues of an orbital sunrise in far easter Asia.

 

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The post garnered more than 200K likes.

NASA says, “Not only does the ISS serve as a home to astronauts but is also a science laboratory. Several countries have worked together to build and use the space station. It is made of parts that were assembled in space by astronauts. The space station orbits the Earth at an average altitude of approximately 250 miles (402 kiometres).”

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