ISS Sunrise – NASA, Johnson Space Center

As the sun rises or sets, its rays travel through the thin layer of the atmosphere which acts as a prism causing ‪#‎ISS‬ to transition quickly through colors, dominated by orange.

Circling Earth at 17,500 miles per hour (28,000 kilometers per hour) every 92 minutes, the crew members aboard the International Space Station “experience 15 or 16 sunrises and sunsets every day,” – To which sunrise would an observant Jewish astronaut make morning (shacharit) prayers?


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