“One day, I watched the sun setting forty-four times……You know…when one is so terribly sad, one loves sunsets.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince
NASA astronauts at the International Space Stations (ISS) must never feel sad. The ISS travels at a pace of 17,100 miles per hour, which means that it orbits Earth every ninety minutes. So the astronauts witness a sunrise every ninety minutes. They witness a total of sixteen sunrises and sixteen sunsets a day.
I wonder if they ever tire of seeing this?
I love sunrises and sunsets. It is rare that I get to wake up early enough to witness a sunrise, but I do have a large collection of sunrise photos. Here are a few:
I have a lot more, and today I decided to organize all my photos. They are scattered and saved everywhere, but as I was looking through the thousands of photos that I’ve taken over the years between my phone and real camera, I realized that a good portion of the photos I take involve some sort of sunrise or sunset. Imagine if I was a NASA astronaut – I would be taking at least 32 photos a day, and I would never feel sad.