Being on the International Space Station isn’t all hard work. Just occasionally there is a little free time – an excuse to gaze out of the window and marvel.
This image, released by NASA, was taken by an unnamed crew member just a couple of days ago. It shows a waxing crescent moon, suffused in the blue light of the Earth’s atmosphere.
At the time, the ISS was positioned just over 450 kilometres above the Sea of Japan.
Originally published by Cosmos as Blue moon, waxing
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