Image: Soaring into an orbital sunrise

July 31, 2018, NASA
Credit: NASA

The International Space Station soars into a sunrise every 90 minutes, each and every day.

This image, taken on July 20, 2018, shows one of four basketball court-sized main solar arrays that power the space station, in contrast to the bright blue glow of Earth's limb in the background as the orbital complex flew over eastern China.

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