The basic celestial happening, such as the sunrise and sunset, can look amazing and breathtaking, given someone provides an unseen glimpse of it. Recently, Bob Behnken, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration scientist, who went to space aboard SpaceX’s Crew Dragon, shared a glimpse of sunrise from the International Space Station (ISS).
The shared images show the sun spreading its light gradually as it rises in the morning. "First moments of sunrise from @Space_Station," read the tweet.
The post, which has received more than 57,000 likes, has been appreciated by the netizens, who were caught in awe of the pictures.
A user wrote, "Love these images you see from Space! Here on earth I always try to visualise it during sunset/rise in how I see it & Astronauts seeing that pale blue line Sun with rays – 10yr old Hayden, Ireland."
Love these images you see from Space! Here on earth I always try to visualise it during sunset/rise in how I see it & Astronauts seeing that pale blue line ☀️ 10yr old Hayden, Ireland ️ pic.twitter.com/ckR4VVZ5HQ— Hayden Geraghty - Planetary Defence Ambassador ☄️ (@carolineGx8) July 27, 2020
Another one asked, "What is nicer to see, Sunrise or Sunset?"
what is nicer to see, Sunrise or Sunset?— Claire Cowan (@clairec007) July 27, 2020
Replying to it, a user wrote, "From an Earthling point of view, sunrise. If you've ever trekked out at 4 am in spring, out into the countryside, you'll know there's nothing more glorious than seeing the sun slowly rise and feeling the warmth creep over you after two hours of the cold and dark twilight."
From an Earthling point of view, sunrise. If you've ever trekked out at 4 am in spring, out into the countryside, you'll know there's nothing more glorious than seeing the sun slowly rise and feeling the warmth creep over you after two hours of the cold and dark twilight.— Adam K Dean (@imdsm) July 27, 2020
A Twitterati aligned, cropped and scaled all the images to produce a gif from the pictures.
When earth smiles back at youNote : Original images aligned, cropped, scaled pic.twitter.com/aYNCsbJwUG— Anna Williams (@AnnaProgw) July 27, 2020
Here’s what other had to say about the view:
You guys have some pretty good WiFi for space— Eric Celio (@ochocelio) July 27, 2020
WOW. Now that is AWESOME !— cnunezimages (@cnunezimages) July 27, 2020
Totally awesome and better than my view. On earth. I would say stay as long as you can to see God’s great big world but I know the family and team members on earth are missing you; so, safe flight back and thanks for sharing science and God’s world.— E. Smith (@Erv461) July 28, 2020
Good morning @Space_Station! We watched & marvelled at the dot of light as it flew over YYC last night - immensely cool. Wishing a safe return to @AstroBehnken and @Astro_Doug (4ever Bob & Doug for us )!— Candarm (@candarm) July 27, 2020
Bob, I think you should stay up there for a very long time and send us amazing picture like these. You are truly a gifted photographer on top of everything else you do up there. We appreciate you.— Kouros (@KourosMohit) July 27, 2020
In another news, one of the latest studies seems to be changing our perception about the sun being the center of our solar system. James O’Donoghue, a planetary scientist at the Japanese space agency, JAXA, has made an animation video to explain how the sun, along with other planets and terrestrial objects, orbit around the solar system center of mass.