September 30, 2016

Moonrise seen from the International Space Station

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ISS, Orbit of the Earth
August 2016

Image Credit: NASA/ESA


  1. Optically can you please explain how the full moon is a work in progress as it rises in the atmosphere? The moon starts with a half a crescent and then as it rises with no clouds interference the moon gradually grows to full moon.

  2. Forget the science, it's beautiful.