Skip to comments.Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Earth at Twilight
Posted on 04/06/2013 8:17:05 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
Explanation: No sudden, sharp boundary marks the passage of day into night in this gorgeous view of ocean and clouds over our fair planet Earth. Instead, the shadow line or terminator is diffuse and shows the gradual transition to darkness we experience as twilight. With the Sun illuminating the scene from the right, the cloud tops reflect gently reddened sunlight filtered through the dusty troposphere, the lowest layer of the planet's nurturing atmosphere. A clear high altitude layer, visible along the dayside's upper edge, scatters blue sunlight and fades into the blackness of space. This picture actually is a single digital photograph taken in June of 2001 from the International Space Station orbiting at an altitude of 211 nautical miles.
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Anybody who doesn’t follow Chris Hadfield on twitter is really missing out if they like this kind of photo. He posts several new photos every day.
BTW that’s https://twitter.com/Cmdr_Hadfield
Earth at Twilight
In more ways than one
“Red sky at night....”
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