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Silhouette of a Solomon Island

The dark shape of Rennell Island, including its raised coral atoll, stands out amid the sunglint.

Astronaut photograph ISS068-E-39300 was acquired on January 8, 2023, with a Nikon D5 digital camera using a focal length of 380 millimeters. It is provided by the ISS Crew Earth Observations Facility and the Earth Science and Remote Sensing Unit, Johnson Space Center. The image was taken by a member of the Expedition 68 crew. The image has been cropped and enhanced to improve contrast, and lens artifacts have been removed. The International Space Station Program supports the laboratory as part of the ISS National Lab to help astronauts take pictures of Earth that will be of the greatest value to scientists and the public, and to make those images freely available on the Internet. Additional images taken by astronauts and cosmonauts can be viewed at the NASA/JSC Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth. Caption by Justin Wilkinson, Texas State University, JETS Contract at NASA-JSC, and Susan Runco (NASA retired).

Published April 9, 2023
Data acquired January 8, 2023

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