Winter wonderland in Canada has been broken from 254 miles above earth by NASA astronaut on the ISS
A winter scene of icy coasts and frozen landscapes was captured from 254 miles above the earth.
NASA astronaut aboard the International Space Station made a stunning picture of a full moon rising over the Hudson Bay in northern Canada.
The photo, taken on December 12 at 1:00 pm ET, shows how dark this part of the country is during the winter months.
The image shows an area around an icy coastline and the surrounding villages usually spend their day in the dark.
NASA explains that the cities in the Providence in Manitoba receive only six to seven hours of sunlight during the entire month of December.
A winter scene of icy coasts and frozen landscapes was captured from 254 miles above the earth. NASA astronaut aboard the International Space Station made a stunning picture of a full moon rising over Hudson Bay in northern Canada
“Slightly further north will the sun only rise above the horizon again in January,” the space agency said in a statement.
“This photo was taken around 1 p.m. local time, shows how little sunlight reaches northern Canada during a winter day. “
The photo was taken with a Nikon D5 electronic photo camera by an astronaut part of the Expedition 61 Crew – NASA does not share the photographer’s name.
Manitoba Providence is located between the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean and lies east of Ontario.
The image shows an area around an icy coastline and the surrounding villages usually spend their day in the dark. NASA explains that the cities in Providence, Manitoba, receive only six to seven hours of sunlight during the entire month of December (the box shows the location)
“As the seasonal temperatures dropped and the hours of sunlight decreased, ice quickly attached to the west coast of Hudson Bay and spread further south,” NASA explains: “Once frozen, Hudson Bay becomes an important habitat for migrating polar bears, which spend their time on the ice until it starts melting again around June ‘
This area is littered with more than 100,000 lakes, including Lake Winnipeg, one of the world’s largest freshwater inland waters. More than two fifths of the land area of the province is forested.
And the Hudson Bay is a place that many polar bears call home.
“As seasonal temperatures dropped and the hours of sunlight decreased, ice quickly attached to the west coast of Hudson Bay and spread further south,” NASA explains,
“Once frozen, Hudson Bay becomes an important habitat for migrating polar bears, who spend much of their time on the ice until it starts melting again around June.”
Astronauts aboard the ISS have shared countless photos of their view of the Earth from space.
In May, NASA released a detailed image of an image of the transition from day to night, on which Christina Koch was shot.
A beautiful view of the planet can be seen, as well as the ‘shadow line’ of the earth, a rare sight in which the separation between night and day can be seen with the naked eye.
Astronauts aboard the ISS have shared countless photos of their view of the Earth from space. In May, NASA released a detailed image of an image of the transition from day to night, on which Christina Koch was shot
Koch posted the photo of her personal Twitter account and noted that astronauts only see the alien image on the ISS a few times a year.
“A few times a year, @Space_Station’s orbit matches the day / night shadow line on Earth,” Koch wrote.
‘We are constantly in sunlight, never in the shadow of the earth through the sun and the earth below is always in the early morning or dusk.
‘Nice moment to look at the cloud. #nofilter, “she added.
Astronauts aboard the ISS are used to spotting enchanting views of the sunrises and sunsets from the Earth.
Astronauts aboard the ISS (photo) are used to mesmerizing views of the sunrises and sunsets of the Earth. The ISS runs about 220 miles above the Earth and completes a journey around our planet every 92 minutes, according to NASA
The international space station orbits about 220 miles above the Earth and, according to 92, completes a journey around our planet every 92 minutes NASA.
It travels at an astounding 17,200 miles per hour, allowing astronauts to see up to 15 or 16 sunrises and sunsets every day.
That amounts to tens of thousands of sunsets and sunrises that have been watched over the course of a year. For example, retired American astronaut Scott Kelly observed 10,944 sunrises and sets during its year in space.
A video divided by astronaut Ricky Arnold showed last year what it looks like to see the sun go down and then get up again while the ISS revolves around the earth.
Koch, who was launched to the space station with colleague Nick Hague and Russian astronaut Alexey Ovchinin on March 14, will stay in orbit for 328 days, which means she will probably see many sunrises and sets.
She returns to Earth in February 2020 and has recently surpassed the current record for the longest single space flight by a woman.
Astronaut Christina Hammock Koch (left) took the photo of the ‘shadow line’ of the Earth aboard the ISS. In the photo she and colleague Nick Hague (right) successfully canceled a mission to the ISS together with the Russian Alexey Ovchinin.
The current record holder, NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson, set the record with 288 days.
Koch joined Anne McClain of NASA, David Saint-Jacques of the Canadian Space Agency and Expedition 59 Commander Oleg Kononenko of Roscosmos aboard the ISS, meaning the crew consisted of six members.
As part of Expedition 59, crew members will spend more than six months conducting around 250 scientific studies in areas such as biology, earth sciences, human research, physical sciences, and technology development.
Seventy-five of the studies are new and have never been conducted in space.
Some studies are sponsored by the US National Space Station Laboratory, which the Congress designated in 2005 to maximize its use to improve the quality of life on Earth.
Highlights of upcoming studies are devices that mimic the structure and function of human organs, free-flying robots and an instrument to measure the carbon dioxide distribution on Earth.
WHAT IS THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION?
The international space station ISS is a scientific and technical laboratory of $ 100 billion (£ 80 billion) that runs 250 km above the earth.
It has been permanently manned since November 2000 by rotating crews of astronauts and cosmonauts.
Research on board the ISS often requires one or more of the unusual conditions in a low Earth orbit, such as low gravity or oxygen.
ISS studies have researched human subjects, space medicine, life sciences, natural sciences, astronomy and meteorology.
The US space agency Nasa spends around $ 3 billion (£ 2.4 billion) a year on the space station program, a funding level endorsed by the Trump government and Congress.
A commission from the US House of Representatives overseeing Nasa has begun viewing the program after 2024.
Alternatively, the money could be used to accelerate planned human space initiatives to the moon and Mars.