The Sciences

Spectacular Shot of the Moon Taken From Space

D-briefBy Carl EngelkingMay 23, 2014 2:12 PM

Newsletter

Sign up for our email newsletter for the latest science news
 

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.

Simply breathtaking! @elbowman007 Beyond our atmosphere, the universe opens into a dimension of unfathomable depth. pic.twitter.com/fYr7n4ICgd — Douglas H. Wheelock (@Astro_Wheels) May 22, 2014

We couldn't have said it better ourselves.

1 free article left
Want More? Get unlimited access for as low as $1.99/month
Already a subscriber? Log In or Register
1 free articleSubscribe
Want unlimited access?

Subscribe today and save 70%

Subscribe

Already a subscriber? Log In or Register
More From Discover
Recommendations From Our Store
Shop Now
Stay Curious
Join
Our List

Sign up for our weekly science updates.

 
Subscribe
To The Magazine

Save up to 70% off the cover price when you subscribe to Discover magazine.

Copyright © 2021 Kalmbach Media Co.