Ride along with ISS, from night to day to night again

Beautiful astronaut video from aboard the International Space Station, showing day and night on Earth, as ISS passes between the two twice.

The crew of Expedition 34 on board the International Space Station (ISS) acquired this video, which was posted to NASA’s Gateway to Astronaut Photography website on January 23, 2013. The sped-up video features the ISS completing two-and-a-half orbits around the Earth, crossing the terminator line – or line between daylight and darkness on Earth – several times. The video begins as the ISS is in darkness. Watch as the moon rises on the left side of the video, and the ISS begins to pass over into daylight.

The crew took this sequence of shots on January 3, 2013 from 11:43:46 to 15:49:31 GMT, on a pass from northwestern Australia, making two complete orbits to eastern Quebec, near the Gulf of St. Lawrence. As experienced from ISS, the day/night cycle happens 16 times in each 24-hour period.

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Bottom line: International Space Station astronaut video showing day and night on Earth, as ISS passes between the two again and again.

Via UniverseToday

Deborah Byrd