Sulawesi Island from the ISS. (Instagram / NASAEarth)
Hitekno.com – The National Aviation and Space Administration or NASA recently sent a portrait of Sulawesi Island clouds from space. Surprisingly, this portrait of the Sulawesi Island cloud terminator is considered the most beautiful in the world.
This NASA Sulawesi Island cloud portrait was uploaded to Instagram by @nasaearth on Saturday (October 8, 2019).
In the portrait, you can see part of the mainland on Sulawesi Island covered in sunrise collection. This portrait was first taken on May 19, 2019 by one of the astronauts of the International Space Station (ISS).
You can also see the northern peninsula of Sulawesi Island which is mostly orange due to the morning sun. While the other side of the island seems vaguely wrapped in long shadow clouds.
According to the inscription in the NASA transmission, the darker area of the portrait represents the edge of the day and night lines, also known as the terminator.
This incredible NASA image capture was obtained as the ISS crossed the equator. Indonesia's presence at the equator makes this country more cloudy than usual.
When the sun comes up, the clouds give a long shadow at a small angle. While on the horizon, the shadows appear shorter as the sun in the sky is already rising.
Due to its cloudy features, Indonesian regions are harder to recognize from ISS windows in space. Sunshine highlighting the coast usually obscures cloudy shadows from the ISS.
Despite the difficulty in identifying the area, astronauts have apparently become curious to take a portrait of Sulawesi Island from space.
This portrait of Sulawesi Island cloud from the ISS was taken using a Nikon D5 digital camera with a 58mm lens. Photographs of Earth from the ISS will usually be sent to Earth and used for further exploration.
If astronauts are amazed by the portrayal of Sulawesi Island clouds from space, are you astonished?