Astronaut Thomas Pesquet of the European Space Agency captured this photograph from the International Space Station on 25 November 2016 and shared it on social media.
He commented: “Sunrises. We experience 16 sunrises every 24 hours on the International Space Station as it takes us 90 minutes to do a complete orbit of our planet flying at 28,800 kilometres per hour. Of course we don’t notice most of the sunrises as we are working inside, but every now and again I can take a picture.”
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