Astronaut catches wildfires in an astounding time-lapse photograph from ISS

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An astounding time-lapse caught by the International Space Station shows the Earth, stars and even occasions like thunderstorms and wildfires.

The time-lapse was made from an aggregate of 400 photos through the span of 11 minutes as the ISS went from Namibia toward the Red Sea, as per NASA.

NASA astronaut Christina Koch, who tweets about her encounters on the International Space Station and recently shared in the first all-women spacewalk, caught the pictures.

The circular streaks in the picture are star-trails, while the thinner dotted lines with darker orange hues are fired consuming crosswise over Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Around the north, one can see thunderstorms covering a lot of central Africa.

As indicated by NASA, one of the most striking highlights of the picture is the star trails encircling the background around a point in the upper left corner of the picture.

“This point is essentially normal (perpendicular) to the ISS orbital plane, directly out of the port side of the vehicle based on the spacecraft silhouettes,” said Matthew Osvog of NASA Johnson Space Center’s ISS Flight Operations Pointing console, in a statement.

The faint greenish-yellow tracing of the upper atmosphere, which is seen above the horizon, is known as airglow.

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