Comet Lovejoy is visible near Earth’s horizon in this nighttime image photographed by NASA astronaut Dan Burbank, Expedition 30 commander, onboard the International Space Station on Dec. 21, 2011. Credit: NASA

Stunning! Comet Lovejoy Photographed from the Space Station

22 Dec , 2011 by


*Now updated with video!*

We can’t get enough of Comet Lovejoy! But this latest image is off the charts for its beauty and it’s jaw-dropping to contemplate it was taken from space. Dan Burbank, Expedition 30 commander onboard the International Space Station took this image of Comet Lovejoy on Dec. 21, 2011. See more of Burbank’s shots of Lovejoy here.

NASA now has a timelapse video of Burbank’s observations of Comet Lovejoy:

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December 23, 2011 10:11 AM

The Image is indeed beautiful. The video is breathtaking! You can even see a satellite “star” passing across the planetary scene. I am glad the astronauts are sharing these daily sights of “amazing things” with us common earth-bound folks: Thank You for sharing some of the wonders seen through your “angel” view perspective, above the clouds.