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Caption: Timelapse footage of the International Space Station in constant sunlight during an orbit. The sun is seen describing a circle in the sky. The ISS orbits the Earth at an altitude of between 330-410 kilometres, taking just under 93 minutes to complete each orbit. The ISS is not in constant sunlight all the time, only achieving this when its orbit is over the terminator (the line dividing night and day). Filmed on 6th January 2013.

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ISS in constant sunlight

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