From Space the Earth Eats the Moon

By now you're probably used to all the spectacular nightime timelapses from the International Space Station. But this one demonstrates that the show is just as amazing during the day. Check out the Moon seemingly sinking into the Earth's atmosphere.


It's a visual effect, but it's truly beautiful. If you look at the high definition picture below you will see that the Moon is actually being deformed by Earth's atmosphere. Ah!-mazing.

The timelapse was recorded by the crew of Expedition 30 on board the International Space Station over the North Atlantic Ocean. It begins northeast of the Caribbean islands and ends west of Western Europe. [NASA]

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I swear, we are training a generation of video professionals with this batch of astronauts. If only they didn't already have the best job there is already.