Koch notes that for astronauts this is quite rare, since the ISS is usually not at the point
A couple times a year, the @Space_Station orbithappens to align the shadows line on earth. The sun is shining away from the sun. Beautiful time to cloud watch. #nofilter pic.twitter.com/BYDLv8RFVr
- Christina H Koch (@Astro_Christina) May 20, 2019
Venus rise at sunrise, from the @Space_Station. pic.twitter.com/pqA2WaDvFZ
- Christina H Koch (@Astro_Christina) May 31, 2019
Earlier, cosmonaut Alexander Gerst laid out a record with the launch of the Soyuz MS-11, which was successfully completed on December 3, 2018.
The cosmonauts of the ISS have also recently laid out pictures of a very rare atmospheric phenomenon - the own luminescence of the extreme layers of the Earth’s atmosphere, which can only be seen outside the planet.