Last update: January 22nd, 2021 at 12:00 pm
Today’s Image of the Day comes thanks to the NASA Earth Observatory and features a look at sunset at the International Space Station.
The photo was taken by astronauts over the Indian Ocean and shows a unique view of the different layers of the Earth’s atmosphere.
The orange and yellow layers represent the troposphere, which stretches from the Earth’s surface to 6 – 20 kilometers high.
The pink and white layers represent the lower stratosphere, which stretches up to 50 kilometers above the Earth’s surface and usually contains very few clouds.
Source: NASA Earth Observatory