Astronaut Matthew Dominick was going about 17,500 mph or so above Earth when he peered out his window and saw this remarkable view.

Dominick, who launched to the International Space Station in March as commander of NASA’s SpaceX Crew-8 mission, pulled out his camera and snapped the above photo. Taken on the Fourth of July, the image is as gobsmacking as any fireworks display back home. 

Below a thin curl of the moon is a lofty bed of so-called noctilucent clouds, floating in the calm before...

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