Fascinating Facts About the International Space Station

Astronauts See 15 Sunrises and Sunsets Per Day

1. Astronauts See 15 Sunrises and Sunsets Per Day

The ISS orbits the earth 15.54 times per day. As a result, they get their fair share of sunrises, sunsets, and other astral events.

Astronauts can expect to see a sunrise or sunset once every 45 minutes. And, with no clouds, pollution, or buildings in their way, you can bet the view is just spectacular!

There are many different observatory stations around the ISS and additional equipment for gazing deep into space so astronauts can even see what sunrises and sunsets look like from super far away.

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