Man clicks a picture of IIS in front of moon


According to the information, he only wanted to capture the ISS pass by with the Moon in the background.


A picture of IIS against the backdrop of the moon has gone viral on social media. Space photographer Andrew McMcarthy.


He managed to capture images of the International Space Station in front of the moon, while it was being prepped for the Extra-Vehicular Activity or EVA. But he wasn’t expecting that, when he was setting up his camera for capturing the image, at around 2:44 AM.


According to the information, he only wanted to capture the ISS pass by with the Moon in the background.


On Twitter, he shared the image where he said, "how at first glance, it appeared as if the solar arrays of the ISS were missing."


He states, “Half the solar arrays appear to be missing at first glance. That's because despite being in a configuration requiring them to be face-on towards Earth (also the direction of the sun) half of the arrays are seen edge-on. So why Is this happening?”


He later added, “As it turns out, this was done in prep for an EVA. So nothing to worry about! And I got a cool, rare picture. Over my favorite crater (Copernicus) no less.”

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