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