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Alexander Gerst: Astronaut shares stunning photos of what sunset looks like from space

Posted at 1:14 PM, May 17, 2019

A German astronaut on Thursday tweeted some stunning sunset photos from space that are going viral.

The astronaut, Alexander Gerst, serves as the commander of the International Space Station.

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Gerst’s photos show a beautiful, reddish glow from the transition of daylight to night.

The photos are simply captioned, “This is what a sunset on Earth looks like from above.”

In just a day, the pictures have been liked more than 8,500 times and received more than 1,800 comments.