The famous astrophotographer Andrew McCarthy once again pleased all fans of his work with a very spectacular picture. This time he captured the “meeting” of the Moon and the ISS.
McCarthy took several photos of the ISS transit against the background of the Moon in the past. But the new image is different from the previous ones. In the photo of McCarthy, the station is “adjacent” to the lunar sickle. The ISS is fully illuminated, which allows you to see it in detail. The picture shows both its individual modules and the famous truss structure on which solar panels are placed. They provide the orbital outpost of humanity with energy.
If you look closely, you can also see a bright glow in the lower left corner of the full version of the image. Its source is the Sun. Because the picture was taken after sunrise. The sky appears black because of the contrast settings. McCarthy zoomed it in to get the best visibility of the ISS.
Earlier we told you about the winners of the very prestigious Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2023 contest, in which, among other things, one of McCarthy’s works participated.
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