January 9, 2013

Bright Sun and Crescent Earth from the Space Station

This was just one more breathtaking view from the International Space Station. The Sun, a crescent Earth, and the long arm of a solar panel were all visible outside a window when the Space Shuttle Atlantis visited the orbiting outpost in November 2009. 

Image Credit: STS-129 Crew, NASA
Explanation from: http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap091130.html

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