Sunset at the International Space Station •

Sunset at the International Space Station

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.

By Rory Arnold, Staff Writer

Source: NASA Earth Observatory

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