Sun­rise from above

All About Space - - Launch Pad -

This is not a still from Dis­ney’s The Lion King; this is ac­tu­ally a pic­ture taken by ESA as­tro­naut Alexan­der Gerst cap­tured from the In­ter­na­tional Space Sta­tion. He posted this image on so­cial me­dia along with his thoughts: “I don't know any words, in any lan­guage, to match the beauty of an or­bital sun­rise.”

Watch­ing the sun­rise on top of the at­mos­phere is an ex­pe­ri­ence only few in this world have had the priv­i­lege to see. On Earth, you can watch the sky turn from black to red and even­tu­ally to blue as the Sun rises, but it is ex­tremely rare to see all three phases in the same shot.

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