This photo taken by an astronaut on the International Space Station shows a

Stunning “Sunshine” Turns Sea Surface Into A Swirling Silver Mirror

This photo taken by an astronaut aboard the International Space Station shows a “sunburst” that has turned the sea surrounding two Greek islands into a swirling silver mirror. (Image credit: NASA Earth Observatory)

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An astronaut from the International Space Station (ISS) recently took a stunning photograph of a “sunshine” that turned the surface of the sea into a swirling silver mirror surrounding a pair of Greek islands. The phenomenon of color change, caused by the SunLight from reflecting off the still sea directly into the astronaut’s camera, highlights interesting oceanographic effects on and below the surface of the water.

An unidentified Expedition 67 crew member captured the image on June 25 using a digital camera pointed from an ISS window. The largest landmass at the heart of the photo is Milos, a 58 square mile (151 square kilometer) Greek. volcanic island, and its smaller uninhabited partner to the west is Antimilos, which measures about 3 square miles (8 square km). The silver seas surrounding the islands are the Sea of ​​Myrto to the northwest of Milos and the Sea of ​​Crete to the southwest, both of which are part of the larger Mediterranean Sea. The image was posted online on September 12 by NASA Earth Observatory.

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