Star Trail Images Taken From the International Space Station

Aboard the International Space Station, astronaut Don Pettit has an incredibly unique perspective of Earth and the night sky. He recently set his camera to take long-exposure photographs as the ISS orbits the globe (at 17,000mph), producing literally out-of-this-world imagery of Earth at night. Along with a shower of bright star trails, light from major cities is seen streaking across the planet’s surface—the Aurora Borealis …

A Stunning Image of The ISS Crossing the Moon

The International Space Station (ISS) orbits Earth so quickly—17,400 miles-per-hour to be exact—that it only takes one third of a second to streak across the moon. Fortunately, that fraction of a second was enough time for amateur photographer Dylan O’Donnell to capture an up-close image of the ISS—backlit by the massive, glowing moon—all the way from Earth. O’Donnell was able to do so by strapping …