January 16, 2013

Home from Above

Earth from Space

This view of Earth’s horizon as the sunsets over the Pacific Ocean was taken by an Expedition 7 crewmember onboard the International Space Station (ISS). Anvil tops of thunderclouds are also visible.

ISS, Orbit of the Earth
21 July, 2003

Image Credit: NASA


  1. Can someone explain why the sun creates a "hotspot" on Earths surface. At 93,000,000 miles, should this be possible?