The Expedition 27 crew photographed this sunset over western South America from aboard the International Space Station. The station crew sees, on average, sixteen sunrises and sunsets during a 24-hour orbital period.
Such a great picture of the Earth and such beauty.
A great time lapse video of the lunar eclipse from late monday/early tuesday morning. It was a shame that it was so cloudy here in Minnesota that I could not really see it at all. Also an interesting fact that for the first time since at least 1638 that a lunar eclipse and the winter solstice have coincided.
A great picture of Astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson taking a moment to look down at Earth from the International Space Station. The space station orbits Earth from 217 miles above. Pictures like these just amazingly help to bring across the wonder and the beauty that we can get from space exploration among other reasons to continue it.