Between Two Worlds

ISS and the Moon
The ISS is seen against the face of the moon

The International Space Station is seen passing across the face of the Moon in this beautiful image, taken on April 5 by Fernando Echeverria about 15 minutes before the launch of Discovery. In photography timing really is everything!

The Station’s altitude ranges from 173 to 286 miles above the Earth, traveling at a speed of 17,227 mph. It circles the Earth nearly 16 times a day.

This great photo made today’s NASA Image of the Day.

Image: Fernando Echeverria