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Dancing In The Moonlight: NASA Astronaut's Stunning Moonrise Capture, See Pic

A mesmerizing photo of a moonrise captured from space has amazed viewers. NASA astronaut Matthew Dominick took the photograph from the International Space Station, showing the moon above the horizon. “NASA astronaut Matthew Dominick has been living aboard the International Space Station for about four months. The commander of NASA’s SpaceX’s Crew-8 mission launched to […]

Moonrise, the image captured by NASA (Instagram/@nasa)
Moonrise, the image captured by NASA (Instagram/@nasa)

A mesmerizing photo of a moonrise captured from space has amazed viewers. NASA astronaut Matthew Dominick took the photograph from the International Space Station, showing the moon above the horizon.

“NASA astronaut Matthew Dominick has been living aboard the International Space Station for about four months. The commander of NASA’s SpaceX’s Crew-8 mission launched to the ISS on March 3, 2024, with Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexander Grebenkin and Michael Barratt and Jeanette Epps.” NASA wrote.

Discussing the scene, Dominick stated, “A sliver of a moon rises out of noctilucent clouds and appears to look towards the horizon awaiting the imminent sunrise.”

NASA described the image as, “A crescent moon floats over the Earth’s atmosphere, which resembles ocean-blue water. Layers of orange and black appear underneath the horizontal band of blue stretching across the center of the image. The crescent moon is white and stands out against the blackness of space. “

Have a look at the moonrise here:

 

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Since its posting, the share has garnered over 5.4 million views, with the numbers continuing to rise. It has also received numerous comments.

What was Instagram’s reaction to this post?

“So how does an astronaut in low earth orbit take a shot that shows the full extent of the atmosphere appearing to be above it?” posted an Instagram user. “Such a fine and natural sight,” wrote another.

A third posted, “This is very beautiful.” A fourth wrote, “Every second I see the Moon, every second I fall in love with it all over again.” Many also expressed their reactions with heart emojis.
Matthew Dominick entered the Astronaut Candidate Class in 2017 following his selection by NASA. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of San Diego and a Master of Science degree in Systems Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School.

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