In pictures: Satellite eye on Earth – June 2010 | Environment | guardian.co.uk

This spectacular image of sunset over the Indian Ocean was taken by astronauts aboard the International Space Station. It presents an edge-on, or limb view, of the Earth’s atmosphere as seen from orbit. The Earth’s curvature is visible along the horizon line, or limb, that extends across the image from centre left to lower right. Above the darkened surface of the Earth, a brilliant sequence of colours roughly denotes several layers of the atmosphere. Deep oranges and yellows appear in the troposphere, which extends from the Earth’s surface to 6-20km high. The pink to white region above the clouds appears to be the stratosphere and it extends up to approximately 50km above the Earth’s surface. Above the stratosphere, blue layers likely mark the transition between the middle and upper atmosphere as it gradually fades into the blackness of outer space

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