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Latest Beautiful Photo From NASA Shows The Moon And The ISS

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Morenike Adebayo

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clockAug 6 2015, 00:53 UTC
1566 Latest Beautiful Photo From NASA Shows The Moon And The ISS
The Moon and the International Space Station. Bill Ingalls/NASA.

Even though it’s a staggering 384,473 kilometers away (238,900 miles), you can clearly spot the Moon in the sky on a clear night. But you've probably never seen it in this detail.

Captured by NASA photographer Bill Ingalls, the space agency released this striking image of the International Space Station in shadow against the brilliance of the Moon as it zooms across the planetary satellite at a speedy five miles per second.


Detailed image of the surface of the Moon, while the ISS passes by. Bill Ingalls/NASA.

Can’t spot the ISS? Well…

Bill Ingalls/NASA


300 miles above Earth (482 kilometers), onboard that small squiggle are six crew members: NASA astronauts Scott Kelly and Kjell Lindgren, Russian cosmonauts Gennady Padalka, Mikhail Kornienko, and Oleg Kononenko, and Japanese astronaut Kimiya Yui.


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