Solar Arrays in Orbital Sunrise

Taken on July 20, 2018, this image shows one of four basketball court-sized main solar arrays that power the Space Station.

The International Space Station soars into a sunrise every 90 minutes, each and every day. The solar array is in contrast to the bright blue glow of Earth’s limb in the background as the orbital complex flew over eastern China.

Image Credit: NASA

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