<p dir="ltr"><strong>Storm clouds brew over the south Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Brazil in this striking photo snapped by astronauts aboard the <a href="http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/main/index.html#.UehiPGRNR7k">International Space Station</a> on July 4.</strong></p><p dir="ltr">Glints of sunlight play off the water and clouds, while the setting sun peaks out from behind a Russian spacecraft docked with the orbiting laboratory.</p><p><em>—Andrew Fazekas</em></p>

Brewing Up a Storm

Storm clouds brew over the south Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Brazil in this striking photo snapped by astronauts aboard the International Space Station on July 4.

Glints of sunlight play off the water and clouds, while the setting sun peaks out from behind a Russian spacecraft docked with the orbiting laboratory.

—Andrew Fazekas

Photograph courtesy NASA

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