Moon, Skywatching, Space Station, Videos

Timelapse of a Moonrise as Seen from the ISS

31 May , 2012 by Video

Astronaut Don Pettit continues to ‘wow’ us all with his photographic exploits. In this great timelapse video, not only does Pettit capture a stunning Moonrise over Earth, but he had the presence of mind to set up his video camera in such way that he could also show himself opening the shutters in the space station’s Cupola observation windows just in time to watch all the action. The time-lapse scene was photographed from the airlock of the ISS’s Russian segment.

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Nancy Atkinson is currently Universe Today's Contributing Editor. Previously she served as UT's Senior Editor and lead writer, and has worked with Astronomy Cast and 365 Days of Astronomy. Nancy is also a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador.



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  1. IVAN3MAN_AT_LARGE says:

    Don Pettit should also have had the presence of mind to ‘moon’ in the Cupola’s observation window!

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