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Simultaneous sunset and moonset seen from ISS (photo)

The space station orbits Earth every 90 minutes, giving the crew a view of a simultaneous sunset and moonset. Here's one shot of a spectacular scene the crew gets treated to about 16 times a day.

For astronaut Ron Garan and the rest of the crew of the International Space Station, this extraordinary view of a simultaneous sunset and moonset is a daily occurrence (this one was captured on July 31). The station orbits Earth every 90 minutes, so the crew gets treated to this scene about 16 times a day.

For astronaut Ron Garan and the rest of the crew of the International Space Station, this extraordinary simultaneous sunset and moonset, captured on July 31, is a daily occurrence. The station orbits Earth every 90 minutes, so the crew gets treated to this scene about 16 times a day.
Photo by NASA

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