The Moon hovers Earth's atmosphere as seen from the International Space Station. Credit: NASA/ESA/Expedition 30 crew

Beautiful Image: The Moon as Seen from the Space Station

Article Updated: 23 Dec , 2015

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A lovely view for the start of your week: The Moon and Earth’s atmosphere as seen from the International Space Station, taken by a member of the current Expedition 30 crew. See more images from the crew here.

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Olaf
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Olaf
April 16, 2012 4:37 PM

There are no stars. LOL

Gary Bivin
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Gary Bivin
April 17, 2012 5:01 AM

When a camera is adjusted to take pictures of the bright Earth and Moon, the much dimmer stars don’t show up in the photo.

Olaf
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Olaf
April 17, 2012 5:03 PM

Yes I know wink
I just couldn’t resist yelling that there are no stars. smile

Olaf
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Olaf
April 17, 2012 5:03 PM

Yes I know wink
I just couldn’t resist yelling that there are no stars. smile

mohiuddin chowdhury
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April 16, 2012 5:07 PM
mohiuddin chowdhury
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April 16, 2012 5:07 PM
mohiuddin chowdhury
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April 16, 2012 5:07 PM
Riseupyoursoul
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April 16, 2012 8:14 PM

Superb pic. I had a small query…. Does ISS have a database of locations worldwide photographed? Or a photo mission that covers a specific location e.g: Mauritius?

Dampe
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Dampe
April 17, 2012 3:25 AM

http://spaceflight1.nasa.gov/gallery/images/station/crew-30/html/iss030e012631.html

I can play the guitar, does this make me a suitable candidate to work on the international space station?
Serious, how does one become an astronaut? The luckiest folks in the world!

Prism2Spectrum
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Prism2Spectrum
April 17, 2012 4:32 PM
______________________________ ___ The Radiance of a Life World Above a well-formed planet of teeming Life, A silvery Orb exquisitely graces Earth’s Night. From Beginning, they joined in Life’s song, Before the Light of Time’s awakening Dawn. Bathed in reflected Sunlight, from Space afar, She sheds her gentle light on Man, by a Star. Luna teases her beloved of lasting Bond, With Time-phases in months, all around On special eves, she softly blushes in Face, From enveloping shadow of a World’s embrace. Endless courtships she has quietly overseen , Above clouds of Lands, in night’s foreseen. Her companion forever turns, in lunar time strong, Because of her presence, never to wonder alone. A Special Pair, this coupled-union in Solar… Read more »
Michael Cox
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Michael Cox
April 18, 2012 11:50 PM

Ah the moon……the ancient space station created by the Reptilian world rulers, according to Barbara Marciniak and David Icke.

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