Witness 2023’s First Sunrise From Space – A Video by Japanese Astronaut Koichi Wakata

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As the world prepared to welcome the new year, many last moments of 2022 and first moments of 2023 were celebrated. One of the most memorable was the first sunrise of 2023, captured in a video by Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata from space and shared on social media platforms.

The first sunrise of the new year is always a special occasion, and this year it was taken to new heights by Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata. From his vantage point on the International Space Station, Wakata captured the moment the sun rose above the earth’s horizon for the first time in 2023. The ISS, a collaborative project involving five different space agencies, orbits approximately 400 kilometers above the earth. Wakata had previously promised to capture this stunning moment, and his video has since been widely shared on social media.

As the world recently rang in the new year, the first sunrise of 2023 was captured on video by Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata from the International Space Station. Wakata shared the video on social media with a message wishing everyone a fruitful year. The footage shows the Earth’s horizon gradually being enveloped by a small white light as the sun rises.

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