Full moon captured from the international space station, 250 miles above Earth

For centuries, the Moon has captivated sky watchers with its periodically changing shape.

Full moon captured from the international space station
Look at the full moon from the international space station, 250 miles above Earth

Among these various shapes taken by the Moon over a month, the Full Moon has always proven to be a beautiful thing, be it a Full Moon of color or just the Moon as we know it forming a complete circle. However, all of these views have been captured from the ground of the Earth.

So what happens when someone observes the Full Moon from the International Space Station, hovering in orbit about 250 miles above Earth? NASA has now provided us with an answer.

The US space agency recently shared images of the Full Moon that graced the night sky on December 5.. What is surprising about these images is that the astronauts currently occupying the ISS have clicked on them, meaning that the images have been clicked from space.

Unsurprisingly, the images are a sky watcher’s delight, showing the Full Moon from a never-before-seen perspective.. The images that go viral on social media are just a testament to that.

The Full Moon, of course, looks clearer in the images than what is seen from Earth with the naked eye. Also, it can be seen hovering over a shade of blue in the sky, denoting the Earth and its atmosphere. The picturesque fusion is simply fascinating.

Aside from the Moon being at the peak of its beauty lately, it has been the subject of much interest to NASA.. This is because the space agency is accelerating its plans to establish a human base there, as part of its Artemis mission.

He recently announced the names of a total of 18 astronauts who will make up what is called ‘Team Artemis’. You can read the names of all these astronauts here.