Fiery sunset captured from space by NASA (PHOTO)

NASA has gifted us with a beautiful image of the sun setting over a glowing Earth, taken from the International Space Station (ISS).

The image, posted to Instagram by the space agency, shows the sun setting over the south Atlantic and emitting a vast sheet of light resembling a flame.

Smoke and particles of dust in Earth’s lowest atmosphere, known as the troposphere, produce the amazing sight when the sun hits it an angle as it sets over the horizon.

Those lucky enough to make it to the ISS are treated to a similar sight every 90 minutes, as they witness 16 sunrises and 16 sunsets every Earth day when in orbit.

1 December 2016 | 1:02 am

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