NASA shared another stunning view of the Earth from the International Space Station (ISS) at night. NASA said that this photo was shining stars directly above the coast of southeast Africa and was taken by a crew member of the International Space Station while flying on the space station at an altitude of 423 kilometers. The stars hung in the sky, and the earth was illuminated by bright light. The combination of lights creates an illusion, as if tiny water droplets will splash after falling on a hot surface.
“Remember: you are made of stars and no one can take it away. So shine today and enjoy this gleaming image of the southeast coast of Africa,” NASA said.
The International Space Station orbits the Earth at an average altitude of 402 kilometers. The space station travels at 17,500 miles per hour, which means it orbits the earth every 90 minutes.
This fascinating photo has received widespread attention from netizens.
“You make me happy, NASA,” said a user named Schell.
“It’s here. That’s home. That’s us,” another person said, with the username Aron Visuals.
Africa is the second largest continent in the world. It is an isolated continent with only a small land bridge connecting the African continent and West Asia in the northeast.
NASA’s image is the southeast coast, including Lesotho, Eswatini, Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya and Somalia, as well as island countries such as Madagascar, Mauritius, Reunion, and Comoros.
NASA regularly shares incredible images of the Earth taken from the International Space Station.
The space agency shared a photo of Tokyo shining astonishingly under the “magic” of the 2020 Olympics.
Surrounded by the blue Pacific Ocean, the illuminated part of the Japanese capital is clearly visible. The hosting of the Olympics requires proper lighting, and the Olympics are also held at night and outdoors.