January 9, 2014
(6 March 2012) --- Aurora Australis, seen at right on Earth's horizon, and daybreak (left) highlight this "busy" photograph taken by one of the Expedition 30 crew members aboard the International Space Station. The estimated nadir position of the orbital outpost was over the Indian Ocean (at coordinates of approximately 49.5 degrees south latitude and 122.6 degrees east longitude), or about 1,200 miles south of Australia. The view is toward the east. A Russian Soyuz (center), connected to the Pirs docking compartment, is joined in the foreground (right) by a Russian Progress.
Topics: Human spaceflight, Spaceflight, Spacecraft, Docking Compartment, Pirs, Expedition 3, Space stations, International Space Station, Manned spacecraft