|NASA Photo ID||ISS017-E-11603|
|Time taken||18:22:45 GMT|
Cloud masks available for this image:
|Nikon D2Xs Electronic Still Camera|
|4288E: 4288 x 2848 pixel CMOS sensor, RGBG imager color filter|
Image Caption: ISS017-E-011603 (22 July 2008) --- Layers of Earth's atmosphere, brightly colored as the sun rises over central Asia, and Polar Mesospheric Clouds (also known as noctilucent clouds) are featured in this image photographed by an Expedition 17 crewmember on the International Space Station. The image was acquired in support of International Polar Year research.