The International Space Station (ISS) has treated people with pictures of the full moon from outer space. It shared four mesmerizing shots of the full moon as seen from outer space on social media.
Posting the photos on Twitter, the ISS wrote, “The full Moon occurs once a month and is a spectacular sight viewed from 250 miles above Earth.”
The post, which was shared on December 6, has garnered more than 42K likes and over 6K retweets. Netizens have also flooded the tweet with comments. Many netizens posted called it beautiful or marvellous, while a few people called the pictures amazing.
Beautiful — Nora Putnam (@Norachristine25) December 5, 2020
So marvelous— MssArzTomazz (@Lym_099) December 5, 2020
Wow these are amazing photos— Linda (@cleaner52) December 5, 2020
that’s amazing— Andrew ☃️ (@IrnBruDrinker1) December 5, 2020
One user said that it appears as if the moon was floating in space.
It’s like it’s floating in space.— Corky Gleason (@TerisPlug) December 6, 2020
Another person wrote that it seems one could reach the moon and grab it.
Looks like you could reach out and grab it... ❤️— Cedric De Belder (@BelderCedric) December 6, 2020
"That's you in the way of the view of the moon," said a netizen.
“And once in a blue moon it’s a twice a month event, and I am sure still awesome and spectacular from up there,” stated a Twitter user.
And once in a blue moon it’s a twice a month event, and I am sure still awesome and spectacular from up there ❤️— Jasmine.at.ysg (@JasmineAtYSG) December 6, 2020
One person called the shots beautiful and said the view looked nice.
Certainly closer than I can get with my mid range tele lens from earth... Beautiful shots! What a nice view.— JackTheRebel86 (@JackTheRebel86) December 5, 2020
One Twitterati asserted that it is the post people need in this day and age. He might be referring to the challenges created due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In this day and age, this is the posts we need.— Thomas (@Thomas02858545) December 5, 2020
"The first shot is the money shot. Shivers down my spine," a person dropped this comment.
The first shot is the money shot. Shivers down my spine.— dawn redwood (@redwoodatdawn) December 6, 2020
One netizen said he is speechless, while the other wrote, "It's a hell of a sight from Earth. It's bigger than Pluto and almost as big as the planet Mercury. No other planet has a moon that is so similar in mass to itself."
First picture... I am speechless!!❤️❤️❤️— Emre Yamangil (@max_heap) December 5, 2020
Earlier last month, beautiful and detailed photos of the ISS passing in front of the sun surfaced. The ISS is located at a distance of 250 miles from Earth and orbits our planet with a speed of around 17,000 mph. It takes around 90 minutes to complete one full orbit.
The stunning images of the ISS flying across the sky within a celestial backdrop were taken by photographer Andrew McCarthy, who revealed that it was one of his trickiest shots ever. He also shot images of the ISS passing by moon.
Sharing the photos on his Instagram page, he wrote, “For less than a second, the sun aligned with the @iss and my backyard.”
The photographer said that shot was captured simultaneously with two scopes.