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NASA7-726-49 Thin Blue Limb with Sunburst.This inspiring view of a sunrise was taken as the MIR was on a decending track toward Johnston Island, in the central Pacific (18.1N 176.6W). Sunrises and sunsets are seen by the astronauts and cosmonauts approximately every 45 min and differ in structure, since the tropopause altitude and atmospheric lamina temperatures vary with time of day, season, and latitude. From accounts by the astronauts true replication of human vision is not possible using present film. Some have said there are many more layers in the atmosphere than what the film is recording.