• Question: Can you see a sunset on the ISS ; if so would it look the same?

    Asked by popsy to Elie, Floris, Jenn on 18 Mar 2016.
    • Photo: Elie Allouis

      Elie Allouis answered on 18 Mar 2016:

      The sunset on the ISS are quite stunning and you get to see them a few times day…:-)
      The one difference is that you do not get exactly the same colours as on earth as the sun’s rays go through only a tiny bit of the atmosphere (as seen from the ISS), so you will only see a bit of red, not the full sky like on Earth…the rest will be quite black…