Highlights

  • ISS posts photos of the planet's horizon shines surrounded by a multitude of twinkling stars.
  • In one such photo of the horizon, urban landscapes of Afghanistan, India and Pakistan were also captured.

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The International Space Station (ISS) posted of the planet's natural ring light shining against the backdrop of numerous stars. 

The International Space Station (ISS) recently released photos of Earth's horizon that shone brightly in the dark surrounded by a multitude of twinkling stars.

Pictures from space of the planet's urban landscapes are not uncommon, however, these photos of the atmospheric glow engulfing Earth's horizon took the Internet by storm.

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Users of social media could not stop gushing about the beauty of the glowing Earth merged with stars' twinkling.

The agency also attached a link to NASA Johnson's photo gallery on Flickr for those interested to have a look at more photos clicked in space.

Check it out: Photos taken by the ISS from space

One such photo taken when the Station was orbiting above Afghanistan captured the city lights of India and Pakistan while also highlighting the well-lit boundary between the two nations.

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