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Amazing sunrises and sunsets from space (16 pictures)

Every time circling the Earth (about 90 minutes), the astronauts watch sunrises and sunsets 16 times a day. Let’s just look at things familiar to us from unusual places.


Coast of the Sea of ​​Japan and the DPRK basking in the glow of the rising sun. Picture of the earth am astronauts working on the International Space Station, see every 1.5 hours.

Coast of the Sea of ​​Japan and the DPRK basking in the glow of the rising sun. Picture of the earth am astronauts working on the International Space Station, see every 1.5 hours.

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At the edge of night and day. Photographed with a slow shutter speed unlit sun toward Earth, can be found glow settlements

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Beautiful morning on board the ISS.

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The spacecraft “Soyuz” at sunset October 29, 2012

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Moon and Venus rise above morning Earth. This shot was astronaut Don Pettit.

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Over the southern part of the Pacific Ocean, off the coast of Chile. Orange layer in the photo – the troposphere, the lowest part of the atmosphere. This orange layer gives way to a whitish stratosphere, which then goes into the mesosphere.

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Sunrise over Buenos Aires.

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Evening Land. When the sun at sunset, objects cast long shadows

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Dawn over the South China Sea

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Beautiful sunset over South America

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The first rays of the sun

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Rise and fall of a small meteorite

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Rare – noctilucent clouds. Noctilucent clouds (in the photo they are seen as a thin line above the vibrant atmosphere) float at an altitude of about 80 km in the mesosphere, and therefore sometimes called mesospheric clouds

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A thin strip of clouds at sunrise

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Early morning over the southern hemisphere of the Earth. The stars and the moon shining brightly over dealing dawn.