Spectacular Shot of the Moon Taken From Space

By Carl Engelking | May 23, 2014 10:12 am

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The International Space Station may be a bit cramped, but you certainly cannot argue with the view.

Former space station resident and NASA astronaut Douglas Wheelock snapped this surreal photo of the moon from the orbiting vessel, and posted it to Twitter this week.  The soft blue glow you’re seeing is light reflecting off the Earth’s atmosphere. Wheelock, who has logged more than 170 days in space, posted the picture after one of his followers asked what the moon, rather than Earth, looked like from the ISS.

 

 

We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.

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