The International Space Station will be taken out of orbit in the next few years, but before that happens, we’ll be able to enjoy the benefits that a few more springs have to offer. One of them, of course, is the wonderful images that regularly come to us from the largest satellite on Earth.
A unique photo was recently captured by one of the seven members of Expedition 66 on the International Space Station during the third part of the flight. The International Space Station at that time was about 422 kilometers above our planet, or more specifically over a part of the Pacific Ocean east of New Zealand.
The image shows a multicolored sunset that fades more and more every kilometer. It is orange near the earth’s crust, while at an altitude of a few hundred kilometers it is already dark blue. This color palette is caused by an effect called Rayleigh scattering, which is the scattering of light on particles smaller than a wavelength.
However, above the crescent moon is impressive. The largest natural satellite on Earth has been immortalized by the largest terrestrial satellite. Everything looks amazing.
“This view marks the symbolic end of 2021 and a glimpse into NASA’s next goal for human exploration,” said the official NASA Earth Observatory website.
According to current information, humanity is expected to return to the moon in 2025 as part of the Artemis program. Then we will probably be able to admire the most unusual shots of this celestial body. Until then, we can enjoy the photos from a longer perspective.
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