|NASA Photo ID||ISS028-E-7274|
|Time taken||20:40:20 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: ISS028-E-007274 (11 June 2011) --- This view of the sun peeking over the limb of the Earth was taken by the Expedition 28 crew members aboard the International Space Station while flying parallel to the terminator; the area between daylight and nighttime. This lighting condition occurs in the early summer and late fall for the station's orbit tracks. The rest of the year the orbital outpost passes through the terminator at angles to experience 16 sunrises and sunsets a day. All of the layers of the Earth's atmosphere are depicted in a beautiful array of color lit by the sun; from near the surface to the darkness of space.