Reflections On Planet Earth

Reflections on Planet Earth

Catching sight of your reflection in a store window or shiny hubcap can be entertaining and occasionally even inspire a thoughtful moment. So consider this reflective view from 300 kilometers above planet Earth. The picture is actually a self-portrait taken by astronaut Michael Fossum on July 8, 2006 during a space walk or extravehicular activity while the Discovery orbiter was docked with the International Space Station. Turning his camera to snap a picture of his own helmet visor, he also recorded the reflection of his fellow mission specialist, Piers Sellers, near picture center and one of the space station’s gold-tinted solar power arrays arcing across the top. Of course, the horizon of our fair planet lies in background.” (APOD)

Although the year of the selfie is now behind us, that won’t stop me from showing this awesome image from APOD. It’s similar to one a previous APOD image, and equally impressive. Our whole world, caught in the visor of an astronaut.

It is utterly breathtaking. Onwards!

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