OCT 02, 2017 02:58 PM PDT

ESA Astronaut Captures Stunning Footage of a Moonrise from the ISS


The International Space Station is an incredible place to take photographs, as many former astronauts have shown. Now, ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli renews that interest with his latest footage: a video of a moonrise happening on planet Earth.

Nespoli captured this footage on September 18th as a time lapse, which means the event is sped up from the original time duration.

As the Moon comes into the frame, the Earth's atmosphere glows with bright white light; this is essentially sunlight that's reflecting off the Moon's surface and toward the Earth's atmosphere.

Inside the frame, you can see lights from civilization on Earth's dry land. Peeking at you from the background of the shot are Mars and Venus, two of the closest planets to Earth in the solar system at any given time.

It's incredible to see these kinds of fascination shots from the astronauts' point of view, especially since most of us will never get to see it in person.

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