Vincent van Gogh was onto something when he envisioned the landscape and the heavens pulled into taffy swirls of light. NASA astronaut Christina Koch shared her own artful view of a starry night with a composite image captured from the International Space Station.
"City lights, stars, lightning storms, even satellite flares. A composite of individual photos stacked on top of each other to show all the amazing things we see at night out our window," Koch tweeted on Wednesday.
Koch has a lot of time to contemplate the wonders of orbiting Earth.that will eventually earn her the record for the longest single spaceflight by a woman. She's scheduled to return to the planet in February 2020 after 328 days in space.
We've seen some heart-stopping views from the ISS, includingand , but Koch's composite is a dynamic way to witness what the astronauts see. It captures time, light and movement in a single image. Van Gogh would have liked it.
Originally published July 11, 8:39 a.m. PT.