Saturday, 29 April 2017

French astronaut Thomas Pesquet captures the rising moon in all its stunning glory from the ISS! - See pic

 French astronaut Thomas Pesquet totally needs to take up photography as a side business. The photographs adorning his Twitter feed are all no less than stunning and we can't wait for more!
Although, the view that presents itself to him everyday is worth capturing, so we can't really blame him for getting tempted. We love the images, anyway.
In his first stint in space as a part of Expedition 51, Pesquet has been enjoying his role as a flight engineer for the International Space Station (ISS).
His excitement is pretty much credible as much as it is palpable to be gliding 250 kilometres above the Earth and that comes forth through the lens of his camera.
Even though, all the images he has shared till now have been absolutely mesmerising, his latest post is truly one of a kind and no, this time it is not the Earth.
Because, according to Pesquet, sometimes you need to 'look away from the Earth' to admire the beauty that is the universe.
Thomas Pesquet has captured the rising moon in all its glory and the end result is incredibly stunning!
He wrote: “The moon rising! Sometimes I look away from earth to admire the beauties space has to offer.”


  1. I don't know why he couldn't get both in focus, since the focus for both would be infinity.

  2. Check out the Flat Earth right below the Moon...

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  3. Bill, I don't see anywhere in the article that says it's the moon rising over the earth. Maybe that's the window of the craft! Even if it IS the earth, with that much zoom on the moon he probably caught less than 1 degree of the earth's surface. <1 degree will surely appear 'flat'.

  4. If you look real close, you'll see a Lunar Rover that's not there.